John Elmer Hinkson

6 June 1885–22 September 1971 (Age 86)
New Wilmington, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of John Elmer

When John Elmer Hinkson was born on 6 June 1885, in New Wilmington, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Washington Hinkson Jr, was 38 and his mother, Mary Virginia Patton, was 30. He married Rebecca Mary Barnes on 14 April 1909, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Daly City, San Mateo, California, United States in 1930 and San Francisco, California, United States in 1940. He died on 22 September 1971, at the age of 86, and was buried in Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, Marin, California, United States.

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John Elmer Hinkson
1885–1971
Rebecca Mary Barnes
1884–1941
Marriage: 14 April 1909
Floyd Elmer Hinkson
1909–1993
Howard Edwin Hinkson
1913–1993
Mary Virginia Hinkson
1916–2011

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World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
Age 6
Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1905 · The Movie Theater
Age 20
The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
Age 23
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: patronymic from an unidentified medieval personal name, perhaps a survival of Old English Hȳnci or Hȳnca. Compare Hinckley .

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

Possible Related Names

Hinckley
Hincks
Hinks
Hinson

Sources (24)

  • J Elmer Hinkson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • John Elmer Hinkson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • John Elmer Hinkson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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