Isabella Bosence Hocking

Brief Life History of Isabella Bosence

When Isabella Bosence Hocking was born on 9 October 1838, in Kenwyn, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Hocking, was 22 and her mother, Maria Bosence, was 26. She married Philemon Drake on 24 March 1861, in Farmers Creek, Hadley Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1860. She died on 22 July 1887, in Marble Rock, Floyd, Iowa, United States, at the age of 48.

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George H Dewitt
Isabella Bosence Hocking
Marriage: 5 March 1868
Ellen Alice Dewitt
Guernsey Eugene Dewitt
Mabel Gertrude Dewitt

Sources (17)

  • Isabella B Dewitt in household of Geo Dewitt, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Isabella Hocking, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Isabell E. Drake, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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1847 · Moving the State Capital

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English (Cornwall): variant of Hockin .

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

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