Martha Frances Booher

FemaleApril 1892–19 September 1981

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

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

Sources (5)

  • Mattie Booher in household of Adam Booher, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mattie Booker in household of Adam Booker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mattie Booker in entry for Alfred Hoskins, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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Children (4)

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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.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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

Probably an Americanized form of German Bucher .

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

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