James Wesley Hitch

Brief Life History of James Wesley

When James Wesley Hitch was born on 12 December 1908, in Princeton, Patoka Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States, his father, Harrison Clement Hitch, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Spain, was 37. He married Hazel Marie Linxwiler on 25 December 1931, in Gibson, Indiana, United States. He lived in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1935 and Evansville, Knight Township, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 31 October 1985, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 76.

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James Wesley Hitch
Eva Mae Linxwiler
Donna Mae Hitch

Sources (12)

  • James Hitch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940
  • James Wesley Hitch, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1910 · Women Gain the Right to Vote in Washington

On November 8, 1910, Washington became the first state to allow women to vote. This event would lead to the long battle by women in all the states to fight for the right to vote. This would happen 10 years later.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Hich, a rhyming pet form of Richard. Compare Hick .

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

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