Benjamin Franklin DeWitt

25 May 1873–21 December 1954 (Age 81)
Bluffton, Wells, Indiana, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin DeWitt was born on 25 May 1873, in Bluffton, Wells, Indiana, United States, his father, Worthy Lovell DeWitt, was 37 and his mother, Elisabeth Moyer, was 36. He married Amy Bridwell on 30 September 1905, in Bluffton, Wells, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Wells, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Lancaster Township, Wells, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 21 December 1954, in Bluffton, Wells, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Wells, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin DeWitt
Amy Bridwell
Marriage: 30 September 1905
Ruth Clarissa DeWitt
Elnora Elizabeth Dewitt

Spouse and Children

30 September 1905
Bluffton, Wells, Indiana, United States



    Elnora Elizabeth Dewitt


Parents and Siblings

    Worthy Lovell DeWitt


    Elisabeth Moyer




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places so named, for example in Altmark, Mecklenburg, and Saxony.

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjeman Dewitt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Benjamin Delbitt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bengenan F Dewitt, "United States Census, 1920"

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