Harriett S. Fitch

20 May 1837–
United States

The Life Summary of Harriett S.

When Harriett S. Fitch was born on 20 May 1837, in United States, her father, Elijah Fitch, was 39 and her mother, Hannah Hathaway, was 28. She lived in Ovid, Clinton, Michigan, United States in 1850.

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Elijah Fitch
Hannah Hathaway
Olive Carolyn Fitch
Malcolm Fitch
John Marshall Fitch
Elijah Nelson Fitch
Harriett S. Fitch
Sarah M. Fitch
George Napoleon Fitch

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World Events (8)

Age 9
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital
Age 10
The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1868 · Impeach the President!
Age 31
Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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 (2)

  • Harriet Fitch in household of Elijah Fitch, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Harriett S. Fitch - Church record: birth: 20 May 1837; United States

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