Kenneth Preston Hoskins

20 January 1927–20 October 1995 (Age 68)
Old Washington, Mason, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Kenneth Preston

When Kenneth Preston Hoskins was born on 20 January 1927, in Old Washington, Mason, Kentucky, United States, his father, Raymond Hoskins, was 30 and his mother, Irma Lee Yeager, was 27. He had at least 1 son with Lois Rose Shackelford. He lived in Magisterial District 5 Goodnight, Anderson, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 20 October 1995, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Lawrenceburg Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Anderson, Kentucky, United States.

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Kenneth Preston Hoskins
Lois Rose Shackelford
Raymond Hoskins

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Parents and Siblings


    Irma Lee Yeager





    Musetta Fay Hoskins


    Willisard B Hoskins



    Oatney Magdalene Hoskins


World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 9

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 18

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Hoskin .2 Variant of Dutch Hosekin, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of hose (garments for the legs), from Middle Low German hose ‘hose’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Kenneth Hoskins in household of Raymond Hoskins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kenneth Hoskins in household of Raymond Hoskins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Raymond Hoskins in entry for Kenneth Preston Hoskins and Irene Drury, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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