Benjamin M. Homan

18 August 1872–11 February 1954 (Age 81)
Parkertown, Ocean, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Benjamin M.

Benjamin M. Homan was born on 18 August 1872, in Parkertown, Ocean, New Jersey, United States. He married Josephine Shourds in 1893, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 11 February 1954, in Tuckerton, Ocean, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Tuckerton, Ocean, New Jersey, United States.

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Benjamin M. Homan
Josephine Shourds
Marriage: 1893
Ida May Homan
Solomon S. Homan

Spouse and Children

New Jersey, United States


    Ida May Homan


    Solomon S. Homan


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.

Age 7

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Age 22

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

Name Meaning

1 Altered spelling of German Homann .2 English: variant of Holman . This surname has been in Ireland since the 17th century.3 Dutch: status name from Middle Dutch hovetman, hooftman ‘head man’, ‘leader’, ‘adviser’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Homan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Benjamin Homan, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin Homan - birth-name: Benjamin Homan

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