George Washington Hoskins

Male13 September 1896–May 1985

Brief Life History of George Washington

When George Washington Hoskins was born on 13 September 1896, in Ross Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, his father, William Columbus Hoskins, was 33 and his mother, Mary Jane Hall, was 29. He married Lena Ruth Clem on 14 November 1917. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died in May 1985, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88.

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George Washington Hoskins
Lena Ruth Clem
Marriage: 14 November 1917
George William Hoskins

Sources (7)

  • George W Hoskins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Washington Hoskins, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • George Hoskins, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1917
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 2

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1910 · Boy Scouts of America

    Age 14

    When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.


    Age 24

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning


    variant of Hoskin with Middle English genitival -s (Western England) or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    variant of Askin .

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

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