Joan Irene Hoy (Jordan)

8 April 1927–18 January 2002 (Age 74)
Dagenham, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joan Irene

Joan Irene Hoy (Jordan) was born on 8 April 1927, in Dagenham, Essex, England, United Kingdom. She died on 18 January 2002, in Clayton, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 74.

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World Events (3)

1928 · Women Grated Right to Vote

Age 1

Women in England over the age of 21 were granted the right to vote on May 7, 1928.
1940

Age 13

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.
1945

Age 18

The UK becomes a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for a sailor, from Middle Dutch hoey ‘cargo ship’.2 Northern Irish: variant of Howey 2 and Haughey .3 Scottish: habitational name from some unidentified minor place named Hoy, or from the Orkney island of Hoy, which was named in Old Norse as Háey, from ‘high’ + ey ‘island’.

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

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