John Kiddie Fife

13 May 1859–24 February 1880 (Age 20)
Devonside, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

The Life of John Kiddie

When John Kiddie Fife was born on 13 May 1859, his father, John Finlay Fife, was 20 and his mother, Janet Keddie, was 20. He died on 24 February 1880, at the age of 20.

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Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 4

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 7

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from the former kingdom of Fife in East Scotland, a name of obscure etymology. Tradition has it that the name is derived from an eponymous Fib, one of the seven sons of Cruithne, legendary founding father of the Picts.

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

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  • John Fife in household of John Fife, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Fife, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
  • John Fife, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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