Robert Delmer Fitch

26 January 1895–23 November 1999 (Age 104)
Leolyn, McNett Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Robert Delmer

When Robert Delmer Fitch was born on 26 January 1895, in Leolyn, McNett Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Charles Delmer Fitch, was 29 and his mother, Hannah Hackett, was 22. He married Florence Louise Frost on 5 December 1914, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Canton, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Canton Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 23 November 1999, in Troy, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 104, and was buried in Canton, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Delmer Fitch
Florence Louise Frost
Marriage: 5 December 1914
Anna L. Fitch
Adelia M. Fitch
Robert W. Fitch
Marilyn F. Fitch

Spouse and Children

5 December 1914
New York, United States


    Anna L. Fitch


    Adelia M. Fitch




Parents and Siblings

    Charles Delmer Fitch


    Hannah Hackett




    Emma Lucinda Fitch



    Edna Fitch


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 10

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 28

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: of disputed origin. Reaney rejects the traditional explanation that it is a nickname derived from early modern English fitch ‘polecat’, as this word is not recorded in this form until the 16th century, whereas the byname or surname Fitchet is found as early as the 12th century. He proposes instead that the name may be from Old French fiche ‘stake’ (used as a boundary marker), but with the sense ‘iron point’, and so a metonymic occupational name for a workman who used an ironpointed implement.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert D Fitch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert V Fitch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert E Hitch in household of Delmer Hitch, "United States Census, 1910"

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