Annie or Anna Gaylord Higley

13 October 1854–8 January 1940 (Age 85)
Dalton, Wayne, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Annie or Anna Gaylord

When Annie or Anna Gaylord Higley was born on 13 October 1854, in Dalton, Wayne, Ohio, United States, her father, William Gaylord Higley, was 36 and her mother, Maria Dayton, was 24. She married William Arthur Bowden Pitt in 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 8 January 1940, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Arthur Bowden Pitt
Annie or Anna Gaylord Higley
Marriage: 1873
Willis A Pitt
Pearl May Pitt
Lillie Gaylord Pitt
Bertha Pitt
Anna Gaylord Pitt
Willard Arthur Pitt
Kate Mary Pitt

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1873Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 3
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 6
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 27
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Highley (Shropshire), recorded as Hugelei in 1086, from an Old English personal name Hugga + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The modern form Highley is probably due to folk etymology (see Highley ).

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

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    Sources (27)

    • A M Higley in household of W G Higley, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Anna Brodetsky in entry for Julian Brodetsky and Anna May Nolan, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Anna Higley in entry for Anna Gaylord Pitt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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