William Aitken M.D.

Male3 October 1807–16 September 1872

Brief Life History of William

When William Aitken M.D. was born on 3 October 1807, in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Aitkin, was 49 and his mother, Jennine Blaine, was 23. He married Lydia Jane Totten on 5 January 1846, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Cowanshannock Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 16 September 1872, in Williamsburg, Franklin, Kansas, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, McPherson, Kansas, United States.

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William Aitken M.D.
Rebecca Caruthers
Marriage: 17 October 1853
Lydia Jane Ashley Aitken
Emma Vashti Aitken
Hannah Ella Wood Aitken
Woods Aitken
Homer James H Aitken
Virginia Vashti Aitken
Martha Elizabeth Aitken

Sources (9)

  • Wm Aitkens, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Aitken M.D. - Individual or family possessions: birth:
  • William Aitkins, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1853Rural Valley, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 5

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 18

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: from the Older Scots personal name Aitken, a pet form of Adam . Compare Aiken and Atkin .

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

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