Harriet Eliza Wilson

1 November 1861–19 November 1949 (Age 88)
Birmingham, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life of Harriet Eliza

Harriet Eliza Wilson was born on 1 November 1861, in Birmingham, Oakland, Michigan, United States. She married Washington Theodore Kittle on 4 July 1877, in Birmingham, Oakland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Essex, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 19 November 1949, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Birmingham, Oakland, Michigan, United States.

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Washington Theodore Kittle
Harriet Eliza Wilson
Marriage: 4 July 1877
John George KITTLE
Harriet Agnes KITTLE

Spouse and Children

    Washington Theodore Kittle



4 July 1877
Birmingham, Oakland, Michigan, United States


World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · The Railroad Refrigerator Car

Age 7

During the mid-19th century, attempts were made to ship perishable products by rail. The Western Railroad of Massachusetts was the first to experiment with the concept, but it was only functional in cold weather. In 1868, William Davis, of Detroit, patented a refrigerator car that used a frozen mixture of ice and salt to keep everything cold for shipment. It could be used in all weather and in all seasons. He sold the design to George H. Hammond, a Detroit meat packer, who built a set of cars to transport his products to Boston using ice from the Great Lakes for cooling.
1884 · Largest Island Park in the Nation

Age 23

Belle Isle Park is a 982-acre island park in the Detroit River between Michigan and Ontario. Belle Isle is the largest city-owned island park in the United States, and it is connected to mainland Detroit by the MacArthur Bridge. It's home to the Belle Isle Aquarium, the Belle Isle Conservatory, the Belle Isle Nature Center, the Detroit Boat Club, the James Scott Memorial Fountain, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a municipal golf course, a half-mile swimming beach, and numerous monuments.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriett Willson in entry for Irvin Raymond Dedow and Harriett Agnes Kittle, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Harriet Wilson in entry for Harriet Agnes Kittle, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Harriet Kittle in entry for John G. Kittle, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

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