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
1842–1934
Frances J. Beardsley
1844–
Lucia Fitch
1864–1938
Nellie Fitch
1866–

Spouse and Children

    Male1842–1934Male

    Frances J. Beardsley

    Female1844–Female

children

(2)

    Lucia Fitch

    Female1864–1938Female

    Nellie Fitch

    Female1866–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Fitch

    Male1793–Male

    Sarah A Whitman

    Female1800–Female

siblings

(7)

    Sarah E. Fitch

    Female1825–1826Female

    Sarah Elizabeth Fitch

    Female1828–1916Female

    Edwin Whitney Fitch

    Male1831–1870Male

    Rebecca E Fitch

    Female1833–1882Female

    Nancy E Fitch

    Female1835–1922Female

+2 More Children

World Events (3)

1846

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.
1863

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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