Leander Leroy Fitch

8 June 1827–20 January 1913 (Age 85)
Adams, Adams, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Leander Leroy

When Leander Leroy Fitch was born on 8 June 1827, in Adams, Adams, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, Augustus Fitch, was 33 and his mother, Emily Nims, was 21. He married Emily Ackerman on 1 January 1848, in Rodman, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Boylston, Oswego, New York, United States for about 5 years and Morristown, St. Lawrence, New York, United States for about 25 years. He died on 20 January 1913, in Brockton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 85, and was buried in Morristown, Morristown, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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Leander Leroy Fitch
Emily Ackerman
Marriage: 1 January 1848
Ackerman Fitch
Cordelia Estella Fitch
Stanley Leroy Fitch
Emma Jane Fitch

Spouse and Children

1 January 1848
Rodman, Jefferson, New York, United States


    Ackerman Fitch


    Cordelia Estella Fitch


    Stanley Leroy Fitch


    Emma Jane Fitch


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 36

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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 (3)

  • Leander Fitch, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Landis Fitch, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Leander Fitch, "New York State Census, 1905"

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