John Monroe Fancher

1875–1952 (Age 76)
Iberia, Miller, Missouri, United States

The Life of John Monroe

When John Monroe Fancher was born on 3 October 1875, in Iberia, Miller, Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Hampton Fancher, was 52 and his mother, Sarah E. Rothwell, was 30. He married Hattie P Setser on 23 January 1894, in Miller, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1930 and Ione, Amador, California, United States for about 5 years. In 1917, at the age of 43, his occupation is listed as hoisting engineer in Bunker Hill, Amador, California, United States. He died on 4 July 1952, in Jackson, Amador, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Monroe Fancher
Hattie P Setser
Marriage: 23 January 1894
Roy Otto Fancher
William Archie Fancher
Mr. Fancher
Sylvia M Fancher

Spouse & Children

23 January 1894
Miller, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 16

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

1 Probably a variant spelling of French Fanger .2 It could alternatively be an altered form of English Fanshaw, which Reaney believes to be a habitational name from Fanshaw Gate, near Holmesfield, Derbyshire. However, the earliest records of the place name, le Faunchalle-gate ( 1456 , 1472 , etc.), indicate that the place takes its name from the Faunchall or Fanshaw family and not the other way about. Further, the early form of the surname suggests a French origin.

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

Complaint of J.M. Fancher, 1909

[From "Criminal Returns," Amador Ledger, Jackson, Amador County, California, 10 December 1909, p. 5:] Criminal Returns. . . . Township No 4 - W L Rose, justise [sic; justice] - Frank Kuseovich charg …

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Sources (3)

  • John M Fancher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John M Fancher in household of Thomas H Fancher, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John M Fancher, "United States Census, 1900"

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