Druzilla Missouri L. Fittro

27 April 1852–27 June 1909 (Age 57)
Gregory, Braxton, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Druzilla Missouri L.

When Druzilla Missouri L. Fittro was born on 27 April 1852, in Gregory, Braxton, West Virginia, United States, her father, Martin Fittro, was 41 and her mother, Mabel Catharine Gains, was 38. She married William P. Fowkes on 28 April 1868, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sardis, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, United States in 1910. She died on 27 June 1909, in Wilsonburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Sardis, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William P. Fowkes
1850–1928
Druzilla Missouri L. Fittro
1852–1909
Marriage: 28 April 1868
Sudie Mary Fowkes
1869–1950
William Russell Fowkes
1879–
Richard Samuel Fowkes
1872–1943
Stella F Lorentz
1878–
Harry Fowkes
1884–1884
Walter Averall Fowkes
1889–1959

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 April 1868
Harrison, West Virginia, United States
children

(6)

    Sudie Mary Fowkes

    Female1869–1950Female

    Male1872–1943Male

    Stella F Lorentz

    Female1878–Female

    William Russell Fowkes

    Male1879–Male

    Harry Fowkes

    Male1884–1884Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Martin Fittro

    Male1810–1887Male

    Mabel Catharine Gains

    Female1814–1897Female

siblings

(14)

    Silas Fettro

    Male1833–1915Male

    Minerva Jane Fittro

    Female1834–1910Female

    Edward Fittro

    Male1835–Male

    Elijah Fittro

    Male1836–Male

    Almira Fittro

    Female1839–1912Female

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863

Age 11

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 16

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Compare Fetrow , likewise unidentified.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Missouri L Fowkes in household of William P Fowkes, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mosurio Ash in household of Peter W Ash, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Missouria Ash in household of Peter W Ash, "United States Census, 1880"

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