George H. Pettit

New York, United States

The Life of George H.

When George H. Pettit was born in 1870, in New York, United States, his father, William Benjamin Pettit, was 32 and his mother, Harriet Gilman, was 36. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Jennie E Gilman. He lived in Perinton, Monroe, New York, United States in 1905 and East Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States in 1930.

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George H. Pettit
Jennie E Gilman
Claude Pettit
Frances Mura Pettit
Elwyn Gilman Pettit

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    Claude Pettit


    Frances Mura Pettit


    Elwyn Gilman Pettit


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 0

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.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 0

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 31

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English (especially southeastern): variant spelling of Petit .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George H Pettit, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • George H Pettit, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Petitt, "United States Census, 1920"

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