Frank Leon Hitchcock

28 February 1893–29 January 1977 (Age 83)
Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life of Frank Leon

Frank Leon Hitchcock was born on 28 February 1893, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States as the son of Frank Hitchcock and Mae C Cook. He married Fern S Smiley on 11 October 1922, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. He lived in Cedar Falls Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 29 January 1977, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83.

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Frank Leon Hitchcock
Fern S Smiley
Marriage: 11 October 1922

Spouse and Children

11 October 1922
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Frank Hitchcock


    Mae C Cook




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 20

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

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

English (mainly southern): from a pet form of Hick , with the Middle English diminutive suffix -cok.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank L Hitchcock, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank L Hitchcock, "Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998"
  • Frank Leon Hitchcock, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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