Allen Fitch

Male28 February 1826–28 September 1855

Brief Life History of Allen

When Allen Fitch was born on 28 February 1826, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Nathanial Fitch, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Sally Keeler, was 40. He married Lydia Beemer in April 1846. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 28 September 1855, in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Falls, Falls Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen Fitch
1826–1855
Lydia Beemer
1826–1919
Marriage: April 1846
Alpheus Beemer Fitch
1851–1921
Perry Fitch
1853–
Sarah Jane Fitch
1855–1932

Sources (2)

  • Allen Fitch, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Allen Fitch, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    April 1846
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (5)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 4

    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 4

    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.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 10

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    from Old French fiche, perhaps ‘pointed implement for fixing or transfixing something or someone’ (such as a lance?), a derivative of Old French fichier ‘to fix, fasten, pin on, stick into, pierce’. Compare Modern French fiche ‘peg, pin’. Reaney remarks that ‘as Hugh Malet is said to have abandoned for a time his nickname ‘little hammer’ in favor of Fichet (see Mallet ), fiche must have been used of a pointed weapon, a spear or lance, and Fitch and Fitchett (see Fitchett ) of a spearman or a knight famous for his exploits with the lance’. Use of Fiche as a personal name is possibly implied by diminutive personal name forms such as Fechet (see Fitchett ) and Fechel, attested in Fechel de Fercalahn, 1225–50. The latter is perhaps the source of the now extinct English surname Fetchell.

    occasionally a variant of Fitz .

    English:

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

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