Martha Frances Booher

April 1892–19 September 1981 (Age 89)
Mercer, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Frances

When Martha Frances Booher was born in April 1892, in Mercer, Missouri, United States, her father, Adam Tennessee Booher, was 30 and her mother, Laura Jane Nigh, was 29. She had at least 4 sons with Alfred Hoskins. She lived in Washington Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Altamont, Daviess, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 19 September 1981, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89.

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Alfred Hoskins
Martha Frances Booher
Alfred Hoskins Jr.
Winton Hoskins
Robert Lyle Hoskins
James Hoskins

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 4
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
Age 12
St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 24
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Of German origin: probably an Americanized spelling of Bucher .

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

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Story Highlight

Dinner at Grandma's

Dinner at Grandma's For most of my childhood we gathered at Grandma's for Sunday dinner. That was Grandma Hoskins, called Mattie by everyone but her some. To them she was Mom. Sunday dinner was usua …

Sources (5)

  • Mattie Booher in household of Adam Booher, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mattie Booker in household of Adam Booker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frances Hoskins in household of Alfred Hoskins, "United States Census, 1940"

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