Samuel Mitts

17 March 1857–1 February 1936 (Age 78)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Mitts was born on 17 March 1857, in Illinois, United States, his father, James Mitts, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Carnes, was 38. He married Julia Ann Railey on 19 May 1878, in Richfield, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Clear Creek Township, Vernon, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Box Township, Cedar, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 1 February 1936, in Vernon, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Harwood, Vernon, Missouri, United States.

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Samuel Mitts
Julia Ann Railey
Marriage: 19 May 1878
Rosa A. Mitts
Willie R. Mitts
Daisy Mitts
Emma M. Mitts
James Frank Mitts
Nettie Mitts

Spouse and Children

19 May 1878
Richfield, Adams, Illinois, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    James Mitts


    Elizabeth Carnes




    Elizabeth H. Mitts


    James W. Metz


    John Mitts


    Sarah A Mitts


    Mary Jane Mitts


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

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

1 Probably an American form of Dutch De Mits, an occupational name from Middle Dutch mets(e) ‘bricklayer’. The name is recorded in England in the 19th century.2 Alternatively, perhaps, it may be an Americanized spelling of Jewish Mitz .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sam Metr, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Samuel D Metts in household of James Metts, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Mitts, "United States Census, 1910"

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