Frank D Fitts

14 March 1854–about 1954 (Age 99)
Cooper, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The Life of Frank D

When Frank D Fitts was born on 14 March 1854, in Cooper, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, his father, Francis Fitts, was 50 and his mother, Eliza Dean, was 43. He married Ette Lucinda Hill on 19 May 1887, in Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in West Point Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Madison, Lake, South Dakota, United States for about 10 years. He died about 1954, at the age of 100.

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Frank D Fitts
Ette Lucinda Hill
Marriage: 19 May 1887
Mary Dean Fitts
Rose G Fitts
Joe Wesley Fitts
Miss Fitts
Karel G Fitts
Frank L H Fitts

Spouse and Children


    Ette Lucinda Hill


19 May 1887
Minnesota, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Edward Fitts



    Lucy Fitts



    Eliza Fitts


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 2

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

English: most probably a patronymic from Fitt , or perhaps a variant spelling of Fitz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank D Fitts, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frank D Fitts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank D Fitz in household of Francis Fitz, "United States Census, 1870"

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