Stella E. Hoffman

18 February 1893–March 1970 (Age 77)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Stella E.

When Stella E. Hoffman was born on 18 February 1893, in Iowa, United States, her father, Joseph Hoffman, was 32 and her mother, Rebecca Almeda Graybill, was 33. She lived in Harrison Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Washington Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died in March 1970, at the age of 77, and was buried in Shelby, Iowa, United States.

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Joseph Hoffman
Rebecca Almeda Graybill
Stella E. Hoffman
Myrtle Hoffman
Ira Herbert Hoffman

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 20

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

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

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hoffmann ‘steward’.2 Dutch: occupational name for a farm laborer or a gardener, someone who worked at the hof, the manor farm.

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

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  • Stella Hoffman in household of Joe Hoffman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Stella Hoffman in household of Joe Hoffman, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Stella Hoffman in household of Joseph Hoffman, "United States Census, 1900"

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