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Benjamin Hitch
(1815-1896)
Euphemia Martha Armstrong
(1816-1894)
Thomas Corkran
(1821-1906)
Hester Ann Wright
(1824-1899)
Arthur Hitch
(1847-1927)
Frances Alston Corkran
(1858-1946)
Emmett Francis Hitch
(1882-1956)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Helen Evealina Guile

Emmett Francis Hitch 2

  • Born: 03 Sep 1882, Vienna, Dorchester Co., MD 3 4 5 6 7
  • Marriage (1): Helen Evealina Guile in 1912 1
  • Died: 10 May 1956, Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE 3 8
  • Buried: Abt 13 May 1956, Lombardy Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE 3

  

In the Federal Census of 1920, Emmett Hitch is indicated in New Castle County, Delaware in a household as follows: - Emmett Hitch, age 37, born in MD - Helen Hitch, age 32, born in NY - Frances Hitch, age 7, born in NY - Helen Hitch, age 3 11/12, born in NY - Eleanor Hitch, age 5 months, born in NY - Louise Guile, age 69, born in NY.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Graduation, Abt 1909, Washington College, Chestertown, MD. 3

2. Graduation, 1912, Cornell University. 3 PhD in Chemistry.

3. Occupation: Professor - Organic Chemistry, Between 1912 and 1914, Cornell University. 3

4. Occupation: Professor - Organic Chemistry, 1914-1915, University Of Pittsburgh. 3

5. Occupation: Chief Chemist, Between 1915 and 1918, Western Cartrage Co., Alton, IL. 3

6. Occupation: Director of Synthetic Dye Department and Chief Chemist, Between 1918 and 1948, Dupont, Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE. 3 Emmett Hitch moved to Wilmington, Delaware in 1918 at the request of Lamont DuPout as he was looking to diversify the DuPont Co. into synthetic dyes. Mr. Hitch obtained many patents for various synthetic dyes and procedures. He retired from Dupont in 1948.

7. Occupation: Professor - Organic Chemistry, Between 1948 and 1950, Perdue University. 3

8. Occupation: Emissary of U.S. Government, Between 1950 and 1954, Athens, Greece. 3 Mr. Hitch went to Athens under the Marshall Plan to help rehabilitate Greece's chemical industry.

9. Occupation: Chemical Consultant, Between 1954 and 1956, Gates Engineering, Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE. 3


Emmett married Helen Evealina Guile, daughter of William Guile and Louise Elizabeth Livermore, in 1912.1 (Helen Evealina Guile was born on 27 Mar 1888 in Penn Yan, NY,3 9 10 died in Oct 1971 in Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE 3 and was buried in Oct 1971 in Lombardy Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE 3.)


Sources


1 Correspondence from Helen Hitch Fisher.

2 "A Hitch Orchard", by Daisy Hitch, 1931.

3 Genealogy notes sent by Helen Hitch Fisher on 2/3/1995.

4 1900 DE Census, Listed as born in September 1882 in MD in the 1900 Seaford, Sussex Co., DE Census.

5 1920 DE Census, Listed as age 37 in the 1920 New Castle Co., DE Census, born in MD.

6 World War I Civilian Draft Registrations (WWW).

7 1930 DE Census, Listed as age 46 in the 1930 Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE Census (ED 58).

8 DE Death Records.

9 1920 DE Census, Listed as age 32 in the 1920 New Castle Co., DE Census, born in NY.

10 1930 DE Census, Listed as age 45 in the 1930 Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE Census (ED 58).


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