Eli De Witt Winans

19 October 1881–19 April 1890 (Age 8)
Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan, United States

The Life of Eli De

When Eli De Witt Winans was born on 19 October 1881, in Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, his father, Truman Curtiss Winans, was 29 and his mother, Clara Elitta Hillman, was 23. He died on 19 April 1890, at the age of 8.

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Truman Curtiss Winans
Clara Elitta Hillman
Myrtle Helen Winans
Eli De Witt Winans
Clarence Winans
Truman Curtiss Winans

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World Events (5)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 6

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

Name Meaning

1 North German: nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from a Middle Low German witte ‘white’.2 South German: from a short form of the old German personal name Wittigo.3 English: variant of White .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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