Hugh Francis Wachter

26 February 1930–10 October 2010 (Age 80)
Somerville, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Hugh Francis

When Hugh Francis Wachter was born on 26 February 1930, in Somerville, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, his father, Andrew Wachter, was 24 and his mother, Adele Newcomb Layton, was 22. He had at least 1 daughter with Anne Marie Fowlkes. He died on 10 October 2010, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 80.

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Hugh Francis Wachter
Anne Marie Fowlkes
Lynn Elizabeth Wachter

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Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 1

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, the Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 21

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

1 German (also Wächter), and Dutch: occupational name for a watchman, from Middle High German wachtære, wehtære, Middle Dutch wacht(e)re, German Wachter ‘watchman’, ‘guard’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Wachter ‘watchman’, perhaps an occupational name by a synagogue beadle (Yiddish shames).

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Hugh Francis Wachter - Government record: death: 10 October 2010; Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Legacy NFS Source: Hugh Francis Wachter - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Hugh Francis Wachter

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