Henry H. Gavitt

June 1843–September 1885 (Age 42)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Henry H.

Henry H. Gavitt was born in June 1843, in Rhode Island, United States. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Elizabeth Gartner. He lived in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States in 1880. He died in September 1885, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Henry H. Gavitt
Elizabeth Gartner
Frederic Henry Gavitt
Elizabeth Gavitt
Henry H. Gavitt
Thomas Keaney Gavitt

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Gartner




World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 5

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.
1862 · US Naval Academy

Age 19

The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. Perhaps an altered spelling of Gabbett, which is from a pet form of the personal name Gabriel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Gavitt, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry Gavitt in entry for Frederic Henry Gavitt, "Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Henry H. Gavitt, "Find A Grave Index"

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