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
1861–1953
Keziah "Kizzie" A Cook
1877–1942
Marriage: 12 October 1900
Mable Hitchner
1902–1975
Elden Smally Hitchner
1903–1974
Leon David Hitchner
1905–1984
Roy Hitchner
1907–1967
Agnes Dunn Hitchner
1909–1993
Floyd Hitchner
1912–2009
Alyce Hitchner
1917–1981

Spouse and Children

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

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Eli Paulin Hitchner

    Male1830–1919Male

    Theodosia Roark

    Female1826–1896Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879

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.
1886

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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