Emma Elizabeth Hoffman

Brief Life History of Emma Elizabeth

When Emma Elizabeth Hoffman was born on 22 January 1922, in Port Norris, Commercial Township, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, her father, Silas Hoffman Jr., was 26 and her mother, Alice Mae Chew, was 23. She lived in Commercial Township, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 August 2000, in Millville, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in New Jersey, United States.

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Lawrence George Ericksen
Emma Elizabeth Hoffman

Sources (7)

  • Emma E Hoffman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emma Elizabeth Hoffman in entry for Ericksen Sr and Hida Lavenia Fry, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Emma E Hoffman in household of Silas Hoffman Jr., "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.


"New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the ""New Deal"". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933."

1944 · The G.I Bill

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Hoffmann or Hofmann and a variant of the Jewish name. Compare Hofman 2.

Dutch: variant of Hofman 1.

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

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