Emanuel Whitfield

Male16 May 1884–15 November 1890

Brief Life History of Emanuel

When Emanuel Whitfield was born on 16 May 1884, in Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, his father, Lars Andreas Weed- Fald, was 26 and his mother, Gunild Caroline Jensen, was 26. He died on 15 November 1890, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 6.

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Lars Andreas Weed- Fald
Gunild Caroline Jensen
Emanuel Whitfield
Inger M Whitfield
William Stone Whitfield
Emma E Whitfield
Andrew Emanuel Whitfield

Sources (4)

  • Emanuel Wheatfield, "New Jersey, Births, 1670-1980"
  • Emanuel Whitfield, "Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905"
  • Emanuel Whitfield, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"

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World Events (4)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 6

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Whitfield, for example in Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Kent, Northamptonshire, and Northumberland, or Whitefield in Lancashire and the Isle of Wight, named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ + feld ‘open country’, probably because of their chalky soil.

History: Henry Whitfield (1597–c. 1657), preacher and scholar, came from Mortlake, Surrey, England (now part of Greater London) to New Haven, CT, in 1639 and was one of the first settlers in Guilford, CT. He had ten children, some of whom he left in CT when he returned to England in 1650, where he died.

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

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