Frank Joseph Ahern

28 April 1892–January 1971 (Age 78)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Frank Joseph

When Frank Joseph Ahern was born on 28 April 1892, in Iowa, United States, his father, Jeremiah Vitalis Ahern, was 42 and his mother, Katherine Purcell, was 34. He lived in Bluffton, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Orleans Township, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died in January 1971, in Cresco, Howard, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Vitalis Ahern
1849–1929
Katherine Purcell
1858–1945
Marcella Ahern
1877–1951
Vitalis Michael Ahern
1881–1931
Ralph Jerry Ahern
1883–1963
Evangeline Katherine Ahern
1885–1927
Mary Bertha "May" Ahern
1886–1966
Joseph Marcus Ahern
1888–1967
Orvine Eugene Ahern
1890–1981
Frank Joseph Ahern
1892–1971
Leo. Francis Ahern
1893–1896
Aletha Ahern
1895–1965
Margaret Genevieve Ahern
1899–1985

Parents and Siblings

    Jeremiah Vitalis Ahern

    Male1849–1929Male

    Female1858–1945Female

siblings

(11)

    Marcella Ahern

    Female1877–1951Female

    Vitalis Michael Ahern

    Male1881–1931Male

    Male1883–1963Male

    Evangeline Katherine Ahern

    Female1885–1927Female

    Female1886–1966Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEachthighearna ‘descendant of Eachthighearna’, a personal name meaning ‘lord of horses’, from each ‘horse’ + tighearna ‘master, lord’. In Ireland, the name is most common in the southwest. Compare Hearn .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank J Ahern, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank J Ahern in household of Jerry V Ahern, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frank Ahern in household of Jerry V Ahern, "United States Census, 1910"

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