James W Pettigrew

November 1898–6 November 1918 (Age 20)
Virginia, United States

The Life of James W

When James W Pettigrew was born in November 1898, in Virginia, United States, his father, James Newton Pettigrew, was 32 and his mother, Willie Ann Owen, was 26. He lived in Tunstall Magisterial District, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1900 and Danville, Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 6 November 1918, in Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, at the age of 20.

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James Newton Pettigrew
Willie Ann Owen
Annie Belle Pettigrew
Minnie F. Pettigrew
Grace Bryant Petigrew
James W Pettigrew
Bessie L Pettigrew
Martha Ada Pettigrew

Parents and Siblings

    James Newton Pettigrew





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World Events (8)

1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

Age 1

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Age 6

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): probably a nickname for a small man, from Old French petit ‘little’, ‘small’ + cru ‘growth’ (past participle of creistre ‘to grow, increase’). Another possible explanation is that it is a nickname for a man with long thin legs, from Old French pie de grue ‘crane's foot’. The surname is also established in Ireland, having been taken there first by Scottish settlers, and then also by Huguenots who went to County Tyrone in the 17th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James W Pettigrew in household of Robert L Lynch, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James W Petagrew in household of James Petagrew, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Pettegrew, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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