John Thayer Hitchcock

Brief Life History of John Thayer

When John Thayer Hitchcock was born on 29 June 1917, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Arthur Cornwall Hitchcock, was 45 and his mother, Ruth H Thayer, was 26. He married Patricia Jennings on 27 November 1947, in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States for about 20 years. He died on 16 January 2001, in Stoughton, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States.

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John Thayer Hitchcock
Patricia Jennings
Marriage: 27 November 1947
Emily Robertson Hitchcock
Benjamin Jennings Hitchcock

Sources (13)

  • John T Hitchcock in household of Arthur C Hitchcock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Thayer Hitchcock, "Connecticut, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • John Thayer Hitchcock, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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