William Edward Pittman

8 April 1889–14 January 1953 (Age 63)
Georgia, United States

The Life of William Edward

When William Edward Pittman was born on 8 April 1889, in Georgia, United States, his father, William Henry Pittman, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth McElhannon, was 21. He had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Lou Vesta Teel. He lived in Hall, Georgia, United States in 1935 and Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 14 January 1953, in Fulton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Alcovy Cemetery, Bold Springs, Walton, Georgia, United States.

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William Edward Pittman
Lou Vesta Teel
Aurthur H Pitman
Fred Leroy Pittman
Henry Pitman
Etheleen Pittman
Alvin Ray Pitman
Louise Pitman

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 4

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived in a hollow ( see Pitt ).2 German (Pittmann): probably from a compound personal name formed with Pitt, a short form of Peter + Mann ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Pittman in household of Will H Pittman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Pittman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward Pitman, "United States Census, 1930"

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