Frances Evans High

14 February 1888–15 June 1964 (Age 76)
Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Frances Evans

When Frances Evans High was born on 14 February 1888, in Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel J High, was 37 and her mother, Mary Etta Ida Evans, was 29. She lived in Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States in 1900 and Atlantic, New Jersey, United States in 1905. She died on 15 June 1964, in Scott Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76.

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 2
This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
Age 6
Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
Age 20
Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English:nickname for a tall man, from Middle English heigh, hey, high ‘high, tall’ (Old English hēah). Compare Hay 3.topographic name for someone who lived ‘(on the) height or hill’, from Middle English heigh ‘height, hilltop’ (Old English hēah). Compare Hight .

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

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Sources (6)

  • Frances E. High, "Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976"
  • Fannie High in household of Marcella I High, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Frances Evans High, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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