Samuel Fitch Brockway

25 August 1860–29 December 1929 (Age 69)
Oswego, Kendall, Illinois, United States

The Life of Samuel Fitch

When Samuel Fitch Brockway was born on 25 August 1860, in Oswego, Kendall, Illinois, United States, his father, Jesse Brockway, was 42 and his mother, Jane Rose Fitch, was 30. He married Mary Etta Carpenter on 24 June 1884, in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Seward, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and Wheatland Township, Will, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 December 1929, in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Plainfield, Will, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Fitch Brockway
Mary Etta Carpenter
Marriage: 24 June 1884
Myrtle Edith Brockway
Daisy Lorene Brockway
Rose Isabelle Brockway
Helen M Brockway

Spouse and Children

24 June 1884
Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States


    Myrtle Edith Brockway


    Daisy Lorene Brockway


    Rose Isabelle Brockway


    Helen M Brockway


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 7

Nebraska is the 37th state.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

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: topographic name from Middle English broke ‘brook’ + weye ‘way’, ‘road’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Brockway in household of Jesse Brockway, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Brockway, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Samuel Brockway, "United States Census, 1910"

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