William Earl Hitch

3 August 1880–5 December 1960 (Age 80)
Gridley, McLean, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Earl

When William Earl Hitch was born on 3 August 1880, in Gridley, McLean, Illinois, United States, his father, William Edward Hitch, was 27 and his mother, Hannah Oriena Stretch, was 25. He married Mary Ellen Bowman on 26 October 1907, in Covert, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States for about 10 years and Modesto Judicial Township, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1940. He died on 5 December 1960, in Tuolumne, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Salida, Stanislaus, California, United States.

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William Earl Hitch
Mary Ellen Bowman
Marriage: 26 October 1907
Barbara Olena Hitch
William David Hitch
Esther Marie Hitch

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1907Covert, Van Buren, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 1
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1885 · The First Skyscraper
    Age 5
    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 21
    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: from the Middle English personal name Hich, a rhyming pet form of Richard. Compare Hick .

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Harry Hitch in household of William E Hitch, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Wm. Earl Hitch, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
    • William Earl Hitch, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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