Thomas Knox Aitken

Brief Life History of Thomas Knox

When Thomas Knox Aitken was born on 24 July 1845, in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Knox Aitken, was 26 and his mother, Jean Lamb Brown, was 25. He married Susan Mary Wolff on 6 April 1867, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in Kansas, United States in 1870 and Delaware Township, Jefferson, Kansas, United States for about 40 years. He died on 22 December 1934, in Valley Falls, Jefferson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Valley Falls Cemetery, Valley Falls, Jefferson, Kansas, United States.

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Thomas Knox Aitken
Susan Mary Wolff
Marriage: 6 April 1867
William Knox Aitken
Florence Josephine Aitken
Celesta Aitken
MAJ Wallace A. Aitken

Sources (10)

  • D Thomas K Aitken, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Tho. K. Aitken, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"
  • Thomas Knox Aitkin, "Find A Grave Index"

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Historical Boundaries: 1854: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Kansas Territory, United States 1855: Jefferson, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Jefferson, Kansas, United States

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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