Albert Webster Hewitt

Brief Life History of Albert Webster

When Albert Webster Hewitt was born on 12 March 1869, in Illinois, United States, his father, David Winslow Hewitt, was 36 and his mother, Ursula Hulett, was 35. He married Polly Elmira Tyler on 2 July 1888, in McHenry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Marengo, McHenry, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 31 July 1894, at the age of 25, and was buried in Marengo, McHenry, Illinois, United States.

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Albert Webster Hewitt
Ida Mae Banner
Marriage: 11 March 1894
George Albert Hewitt

Sources (7)

  • Unknown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bert W. Hewitt, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Albert Hewitt, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

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.


In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

1877 · The First Workers Strike

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Name Meaning


from the Middle English personal name Hewet, Huet, Hughet, Howet, pet forms of Hugh (Middle English Hewe, Hue; see Hugh and compare Hew ). The spelling Hughet stood for both Huet and the synonymous Huget; see Huggett . This surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

habitational name from Hewitts in Chelsfield or Hewitts in Willesborough (both Kent), both named from Old English hīewett ‘cutting’, denoting a place where trees had been cut down. Here there lived families called de la Hewatte (1270), de la hewett (1301), and atte Hewete (1338). The name may also be topographic for someone who lived in a newly made clearing in a wood.

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

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