Clarence Franklin Hancock

1 July 1894–30 August 1974 (Age 80)
Eden, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States

The Life of Clarence Franklin

When Clarence Franklin Hancock was born on 1 July 1894, in Eden, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States, his father, Franklin Lionel Hancock, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Rebecca Tryon, was 18. He married Velda Joanna Palmer on 1 October 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 30 August 1974, in Barstow, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Thatcher Cemetery, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Clarence Franklin Hancock
Velda Joanna Palmer
Marriage: 1 October 1919
Velma Hancock
Eunice Hancock
Franklin Carl Hancock
Jenevie Hancock
Myrna Jane Hancock

Spouse and Children

1 October 1919
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


    Velma Hancock


    Eunice Hancock



    Jenevie Hancock


    Myrna Jane Hancock


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names ( see Cocke ).2 Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle’, ‘periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarence F Hancock, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clarence Hancock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clarence F Hancock, "United States Census, 1930"

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