John Wesley Hitchcock

Male25 May 1848–8 April 1912

Brief Life History of John Wesley

When John Wesley Hitchcock was born on 25 May 1848, in Ohio, United States, his father, Lucian Hitchcock, was 45 and his mother, Penelope Marshall, was 43. He married Susan Charlotte Hoops on 14 June 1868, in Perry, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Dallas Township, Taylor, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Emmet, Holt, Nebraska, United States for about 15 years. He died on 8 April 1912, in Atkinson, Holt, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Atkinson, Holt, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Hitchcock
Susan Charlotte Hoops
Marriage: 14 June 1868
Charles O Hitchcock
Levi Hitchcock
Mary A. Hitchcock
William Henry Hitchcock
John Wright Hitchcock
Fred Bay Hitchcock
Cora Evelyn Hitchcock
Gertrude J. Hitchcock

Sources (18)

  • J W Hichcock, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Hitchcock, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • John Wesley Hitchcock, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 June 1868Perry, Ohio, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 8

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 17

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Hitch , a pet form of Richard , with the Middle English diminutive suffix -cok. Compare Heacock .

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

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