John Chaple Hancock

7 December 1888–11 January 1954 (Age 65)
Lenexa, Johnson, Kansas, United States

The Life of John Chaple

When John Chaple Hancock was born on 7 December 1888, in Lenexa, Johnson, Kansas, United States, his father, John Edward Hancock, was 26 and his mother, Cornelia Belle Yocam, was 26. He married Margaret May Dyer on 21 August 1912, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. He lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 11 January 1954, in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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John Chaple Hancock
Margaret May Dyer
Marriage: 21 August 1912

Spouse and Children

21 August 1912
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Edward Hancock


    Cornelia Belle Yocam




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 6

Historical Boundaries - 1894: Dade, Florida, United States; 1909: Palm Beach, Florida, United States
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names ( see Cocke ).2 Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle’, ‘periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John C Hancock, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John C Hancock, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John C Hancock in household of John E Hancock, "United States Census, 1900"

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