George William Truitt

1 May 1859–18 April 1897 (Age 37)
DeWitt, Illinois, United States

The Life of George William

When George William Truitt was born on 1 May 1859, in DeWitt, Illinois, United States, his father, John George Truitt, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Kyle, was 32. He married Lucretia S. Cox on 19 June 1873, in DeWitt, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 18 April 1897, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Lackey Cemetery, Crawford, Illinois, United States.

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George William Truitt
Elizabeth B Clemens
Marriage: 23 November 1882
Delbert Everett Truitt
Effie Elizabeth Truitt
Edward Ray Truitt
Edna Mae Truitt

Spouse and Children

23 November 1882
Crawford, Illinois, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    John George Truitt


    Elizabeth Kyle




    Martha Jane Truitt


    Jane Truitt


    John Truitt


    Edward Truitt



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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 2

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 11

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Truett .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W Truitt, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • George W Truitt, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • George W Truitt, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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