Hoyt Elwood Emerson

8 December 1895–11 December 1974 (Age 79)
Harvard, McHenry, Illinois, United States

The Life of Hoyt Elwood

When Hoyt Elwood Emerson was born on 8 December 1895, in Harvard, McHenry, Illinois, United States, his father, Herbert Elwood Emerson, was 29 and his mother, Nellie Durfey, was 29. He had at least 2 daughters with Anna Wittkowski. He died on 11 December 1974, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Hoyt Elwood Emerson
Anna Wittkowski
Gwendoline Emerson
Diane Anne Emerson

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    Gwendoline Emerson


    Diane Anne Emerson


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 2

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Emery .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hoyt Emerson in household of Herbert M Emerson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hoyt Emerson in household of Elwood Emerson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hoyt E Emerson, "United States Census, 1930"

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