William Charles Witt

26 February 1888–2 August 1954 (Age 66)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of William Charles

When William Charles Witt was born on 26 February 1888, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, William C Witt, was 26 and his mother, Addie Koehler, was 25. He lived in Maine Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Park Ridge, Maine Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 2 August 1954, in Mount Prospect, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Norwood, Mercer, Illinois, United States.

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William Charles Witt
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Parents and Siblings

    William C Witt


    Addie Koehler




    Alma Witt


    Walter John Witt



    George Henry Witt


    Pall E. Witt


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 4

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 North German: nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from a Middle Low German witte ‘white’.2 South German: from a short form of the old German personal name Wittigo.3 English: variant of White .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Witt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William C Witt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willie Witt in household of William Witt, "United States Census, 1900"

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