Herchel Fitts

22 February 1895–December 1964 (Age 69)
Cass, Texas, United States

The Life of Herchel

When Herchel Fitts was born on 22 February 1895, in Cass, Texas, United States, his father, George Washington Fitts, was 47 and his mother, Jane Sophronia Wells, was 41. He married Lucy Ophelia Hanry on 14 February 1926, in Union, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, Cass, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died in December 1964, in Texas, United States, at the age of 69.

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Herchel Fitts
Lucy Ophelia Hanry
Marriage: 14 February 1926

Spouse and Children


    Lucy Ophelia Hanry


14 February 1926
Union, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Fitts


    Jane Sophronia Wells




    Modena Estelle Fitts




    Sally Viola "Ola" Fitts


    Esther Fitts


+12 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 6

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 19

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Name Meaning

English: most probably a patronymic from Fitt , or perhaps a variant spelling of Fitz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Herschel Fitts in household of George W Fitts, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hershall Fitts in household of George W Fitts, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Herchel Fitts in household of George W Fitts, "United States Census, 1900"

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