Francis "Frank" M Hitchner

31 July 1861–15 January 1953 (Age 91)
Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Francis "Frank" M

When Francis "Frank" M Hitchner was born on 31 July 1861, in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, his father, Eli Paulin Hitchner, was 31 and his mother, Theodosia Roark, was 35. He married Rebecca Smick on 15 January 1881, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. He lived in Salem, New Jersey, United States in 1935 and Pittsgrove Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States in 1940. He died on 15 January 1953, in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Friesburg, Alloway Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis "Frank" M Hitchner
Keziah "Kizzie" A Cook
Marriage: 12 October 1900
Mable Hitchner
Elden Smally Hitchner
Leon David Hitchner
Roy Hitchner
Agnes Dunn Hitchner
Floyd Hitchner
Alyce Hitchner

Spouse and Children

12 October 1900
Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Eli Paulin Hitchner


    Theodosia Roark




+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 18

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 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Probably of English origin, but unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Frank Hitchner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank Hitchner, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • Frank Hitchner, "United States Census, 1900"

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