William Ditton Camp

Male22 February 1854–5 October 1909

Brief Life History of William Ditton

When William Ditton Camp was born on 22 February 1854, in Saratoga, New York, United States, his father, Royal Camp, was 26 and his mother, Mary E. Enos, was 24. He had at least 4 sons and 7 daughters with Amelia Gibbon. He lived in West Turin, Lewis, New York, United States in 1880 and Castorland, Lewis, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 5 October 1909, in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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William Ditton Camp
Amelia Gibbon
Royal E Camp
Grace Edith Camp
Lena Maud Camp
Blanche Myrtle Camp
Adela Myrtle Camp
Pearl Addie Camp
Lula May Camp
Erma Anna Camp
Walter William Camp
Raymond Monroe Camp
Roland Day Camp

Sources (17)

  • William Camp in household of Elisha B Murdock, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William D Camp, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • William in entry for Roland D. Camp and Marion H. P. Stone, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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World Events (8)


Age 9

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 16

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

Dutch (also Van de Camp) and North German: from camp ‘enclosed, fenced, or hedged piece of land, field’, from Latin campus ‘plain’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a field. Compare Kamp .

English: from Middle English kempe ‘warrior’; see Kemp . The spelling Camp may be due to the influence of Old English camp ‘battle’ and campian ‘to fight’, or of Old French campion ‘warrior, champion’.

French: mainly southern form of Champ .

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

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