William H. Fitch

11 July 1847–22 January 1872 (Age 24)
Washington, Maryland, United States

The Life Summary of William H.

When William H. Fitch was born on 11 July 1847, in Washington, Maryland, United States, his father, David Fitch, was 34 and his mother, Mary A. Poffenberger, was 30. He died on 22 January 1872, in his hometown, at the age of 24, and was buried in Manor Church of the Brethren, Washington, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Fitch
1813–1870
Mary A. Poffenberger
1816–1872
Ellen Fitch
1846–
William H. Fitch
1847–1872
Susan C. Fitch
1851–1918
Frisby T. Fitch
1858–1879

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World Events (4)

1863
Age 16
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 16
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 23
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

from Old French fiche, perhaps ‘pointed implement for fixing or transfixing something or someone’ (such as a lance?), a derivative of Old French fichier ‘to fix, fasten, pin on, stick into, pierce’. Compare Modern French fiche ‘peg, pin’. Reaney remarks that ‘as Hugh Malet is said to have abandoned for a time his nickname ‘little hammer’ in favor of Fichet (see Mallet ), fiche must have been used of a pointed weapon, a spear or lance, and Fitch and Fitchett (see Fitchett ) of a spearman or a knight famous for his exploits with the lance’. Use of Fiche as a personal name is possibly implied by diminutive personal name forms such as Fechet (see Fitchett ) and Fechel, attested in Fechel de Fercalahn, 1225–50. The latter is perhaps the source of the now extinct English surname Fetchell.occasionally a variant of Fitz .English:

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

Possible Related Names

Fitchett
Mallet

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