James Mitchell Pattillo

6 December 1869–11 June 1955 (Age 85)
Bryan, Brazos, Texas, United States

The Life of James Mitchell

When James Mitchell Pattillo was born on 6 December 1869, in Bryan, Brazos, Texas, United States, his father, Captain William Littleton Pittillo, was 44 and his mother, Leacy A Irwin, was 39. He married Fanny Frances Rose M Cross on 17 February 1892, in McLennan, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Justice Precinct 8, Williamson, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 1, McLennan, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 11 June 1955, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Mitchell Pattillo
Leta Madoline Gooch
Marriage: 10 April 1901
James Mitchell Pattillo Jr
Leta Ruth Pattillo

Spouse and Children

10 April 1901
Bell, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 1

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

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.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 25

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from either of two places, in the former counties of Fife and Perthshire, called Pittilloch, from the Pictish element peit ‘portion’ (of land) + Gaelic tulach ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J M Pettille in household of W L Pettille, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J M Pittillo, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James M Pittillo, "United States Census, 1920"

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