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
Katherine Purcell
Marcella Ahern
Vitalis Michael Ahern
Ralph Jerry Ahern
Evangeline Katherine Ahern
Mary Bertha "May" Ahern
Joseph Marcus Ahern
Orvine Eugene Ahern
Frank Joseph Ahern
Leo. Francis Ahern
Aletha Ahern
Margaret Genevieve Ahern

Parents and Siblings

    Jeremiah Vitalis Ahern





    Marcella Ahern


    Vitalis Michael Ahern



    Evangeline Katherine Ahern



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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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