Ernest Welch Pitzer

1854–1861 (Age 7)
Botetourt, Virginia, United States

The Life of Ernest Welch

When Ernest Welch Pitzer was born on 1 July 1854, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States, his father, Albert Baker Pitzer, was 32 and his mother, Virginia E. L. Welch, was 29. He died on 4 October 1861, at the age of 7.

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Family Time Line

Albert Baker Pitzer
1821–1891
Virginia E. L. Welch
1824–1854
William Bernard Pitzer
1847–1887
Fielder Irwin Pitzer
1849–1917
Ernest Welch Pitzer
1854–1861
Emit W Pitzer
1854–

Parents and Siblings

    Albert Baker Pitzer

    Male1821–1891Male

    Virginia E. L. Welch

    Female1824–1854Female

siblings

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World Events (1)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 7

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 South German (Bavaria): probably from pitz ‘corner’, ‘peak’ + -er, suffix of habitation, hence a topographic name for someone living near such a feature in mountainous country.2 North German: perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a seal maker or die sinker, from Middle Low German pitzēr ‘seal’.

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

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  • Earnest Pitzer in household of Albert B Pitzer, "United States Census, 1860"

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