Frances J. Hochgesang

19 June 1873–25 May 1931 (Age 57)
Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio, United States

The Life of Frances J.

Frances J. Hochgesang was born on 19 June 1873, in Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio, United States. She died on 25 May 1931, in Montpelier, Blackford, Indiana, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Montpelier, Blackford, Indiana, United States.

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Edgar Oliver Dorsey
1875–1948
Frances J. Hochgesang
1873–1931

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World Events (3)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 33

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Name Meaning

South German:1. variant of Hochsang , topographic name for someone who lived in a high forest clearing made by burning, from Middle High German hōhe ‘high’ + gesang, collective noun from sengen ‘to burn’. 2. nickname meaning ‘festival chorus’.

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

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