Frederick Wesley Ditson

27 July 1878–
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Frederick Wesley

When Frederick Wesley Ditson was born on 27 July 1878, in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Frederick Wesley Ditson, was 23 and his mother, Harriet Eliza Miller, was 20. He lived in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1878.

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Frederick Wesley Ditson
Harriet Eliza Miller
Sarah Evelyn Ditson
Mary Elizabeth Ditson
Frederick Wesley Ditson
Ann Eleanor Ditson
Samuel Ditson
Rosetta Ditson

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World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 17

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained; perhaps a metathesized form of Histon, a habitational name from Histon in Cambridgeshire. In the U.S., this is a southern surname, found chiefly in TN, AL, and GA.

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

Sources (3)

  • Frederick Wesley Ditson, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Frederick Wesley Ditson, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Fredrick Wesley Ditson, "Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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