John Artemus Hosmer

25 September 1850–14 August 1923 (Age 72)
New Boston, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of John Artemus

When John Artemus Hosmer was born on 25 September 1850, in New Boston, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Hosmer, was 21 and his mother, Martha Caroline Eldred, was 19. He married Ellen Jane Stoneburner on 22 January 1878, in Wayne, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 14 August 1923, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Artemus Hosmer
Ellen Jane Stoneburner
Marriage: 22 January 1878
Andrew Jackson Hosmer
Clara Hosmer
Henry Stoneburner Hosmer
John Eldred Hosmer

Spouse and Children

22 January 1878
Wayne, Wayne, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 4

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Osmer with an inorganic initial H-.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Hosmer in household of Andrew J Hosmer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Hosmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John A Hosmer in household of Andrew J Hosmer, "United States Census, 1920"

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