James Ellis Hoisington Sr.

Male19 November 1930–11 March 1985

Brief Life History of James Ellis

When James Ellis Hoisington Sr. was born on 19 November 1930, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, Frederick Wiess Hoisington, was 36 and his mother, Lydia Lillian Mielke, was 27. He lived in Oronoco Township, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 11 March 1985, in Fort Snelling, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States.

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James Ellis Hoisington Sr.
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Sources (15)

  • James E Hoisington in household of Lydia L Hoisington, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Ellie Hoisington, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • James E Hoisington, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 1

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 15

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered form of Horsington, an English habitational name, from places so named in Somerset and Lincolnshire. The first is named from Old English hors-thegn ‘horsekeeper, groom’ + tūn ‘farmstead’, while the second is named in Domesday Book as Horsintone ‘farmstead (Old English tūn) associated with (-ing-) a man called Horsa’.

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

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