Edith M. Hancock

28 May 1870–
West Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Edith M.

When Edith M. Hancock was born on 28 May 1870, in West Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Leander C. Matlock, was 23 and her mother, Lizzie M. L, was 21. She lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1880.

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William M. Bogart
Edith M. Hancock
1870–

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 31

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names ( see Cocke ).2 Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle’, ‘periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.

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

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  • Edith M Hancock in household of Leander C Hancock, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edith M. Hancock in entry for William M. Bogart, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • Edith M. Hancock, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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