George W. Fitch

November 1842–from 1845 to 1934 (Age 2)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of George W.

When George W. Fitch was born in November 1842, in Connecticut, United States, his father, Daniel Fitch, was 49 and his mother, Sarah A Whitman, was 42. He married Frances J. Beardsley on 27 January 1864, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States for about 50 years. He died from 1845 to 1934, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

George W. Fitch
Frances J. Beardsley
Lucia Fitch
Nellie Fitch

Spouse and Children


    Frances J. Beardsley




    Lucia Fitch


    Nellie Fitch


Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Fitch


    Sarah A Whitman




    Sarah E. Fitch


    Sarah Elizabeth Fitch


    Edwin Whitney Fitch


    Rebecca E Fitch


    Nancy E Fitch


+2 More Children

World Events (3)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 6

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: of disputed origin. Reaney rejects the traditional explanation that it is a nickname derived from early modern English fitch ‘polecat’, as this word is not recorded in this form until the 16th century, whereas the byname or surname Fitchet is found as early as the 12th century. He proposes instead that the name may be from Old French fiche ‘stake’ (used as a boundary marker), but with the sense ‘iron point’, and so a metonymic occupational name for a workman who used an ironpointed implement.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W Fitch in household of Daniel Fitch, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George W Fitch, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Geo W Fitch, "United States Census, 1900"

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