William Franklin Pitts

5 May 1883–27 September 1954 (Age 71)
Garrett, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Franklin

When William Franklin Pitts was born on 5 May 1883, in Garrett, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Silas B. Pritts, was 24 and his mother, Mary Ellen Long, was 23. He married Pearl Matilda Ferguson on 8 August 1908, in Denver, Colorado, United States. He died on 27 September 1954, in Denver, Colorado, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

William Franklin Pitts
Pearl Matilda Ferguson
Marriage: 8 August 1908

Spouse and Children

8 August 1908
Denver, Colorado, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Silas B. Pritts


    Mary Ellen Long




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 7

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Pitt .2 Americanized spelling of German Pitz .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • William F Pritts, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"

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