August Fromm

Male2 June 1874–21 August 1944

Brief Life History of August

When August Fromm was born on 2 June 1874, in Hortonville, Sullivan, New York, United States, his father, Frederick Fromm, was 35 and his mother, Ferina or Verona Schilling, was 39. He married Elizabeth H Hopkins on 11 April 1898. He lived in Delaware, Sullivan, New York, United States for about 25 years and Callicoon, Sullivan, New York, United States in 1940. He died on 21 August 1944, in Firemens Home, Columbia, New York, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Hortonville, Sullivan, New York, United States.

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August Fromm
Elizabeth H Hopkins
Marriage: 11 April 1898

Sources (8)

  • August Fromm in household of Frederic Fromm, "United States Census, 1880"
  • August Fromm, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • August Fromm, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    11 April 1898
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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 1

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

    Age 1

    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 22

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: German Erwin, Egon, Fritz, Hilde, Kurt, Bernhard, Heinz.

    German: nickname for an honorable man, from Middle High German vrum, vrom ‘capable, honorable, trustworthy’.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a pious man, from German fromm ‘devout, pious’ (a later sense of the same word as in 1).

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

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