Frederick Charles Hosmer

15 October 1904–27 January 1969 (Age 64)
Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Frederick Charles

When Frederick Charles Hosmer was born on 15 October 1904, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, his father, George Maxfield Hosmer, was 33 and his mother, Amelia Katherine Young, was 29. He lived in Glendale Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940 and United States in 1949. He died on 27 January 1969, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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George Maxfield Hosmer
Amelia Katherine Young
Frederick Charles Hosmer
Helen Lorraine Hosmer

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels
Age 2
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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake
Age 2
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi
Age 18
The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

English (Kent): variant of Osmer , with excrescent initial H-.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Frederick C Hosmer, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Fred C Hosmer in household of George N Hosmer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred Charles Hosmer, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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