Ethel Hostetter

2 December 1881–September 1973 (Age 91)
Noble, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Ethel

When Ethel Hostetter was born on 2 December 1881, in Noble, Indiana, United States, her father, Adolphus Hostetter, was 34 and her mother, Electa Ann Jones, was 32. She married Virgil Edward Giggy on 9 April 1902, in LaGrange, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in LaGrange, Bloomfield Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Bloomfield Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died in September 1973, in LaGrange, Indiana, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Virgil Edward Giggy
Ethel Hostetter
Marriage: 9 April 1902
Charles Adolphus Giggy
Robert Raymond Giggy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 April 1902LaGrange, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 1
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
    1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain
    Age 6
    "The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 25
    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

    Altered form of German and Swiss German Hofstetter or Hoffstetter , and also of German Hochstätter (see Hochstatter ) and Swiss German Hostettler . The surname Hostetter is also found in France (Alsace).History: This is one of the American variants of the name of a Swiss Mennonite (Amish) family, originally spelled Hostettler .

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

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    Sources (22)

    • Ethel Giggy, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Ethel Hostetter in entry for Robert R Giggy and Mildred H Fisher, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
    • Ethel Giggy, "United States Census, 1930"

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