Norma Hermina Hoffmann

about 1892–22 May 1981 (Age 89)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Norma Hermina

When Norma Hermina Hoffmann was born about 1892, in Illinois, United States, her father, Emil Frederick Hoffmann, was 39 and her mother, Anne Lydia Hemman, was 36. She died on 22 May 1981, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sidney D Williams
1890–1968
Norma Hermina Hoffmann
1892–1981

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Emil Frederick Hoffmann

    Male1853–1916Male

    Anne Lydia Hemman

    Female1856–1931Female

siblings

(6)

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World Events (8)

1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 0

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): status name for a steward on an farm or estate, from German hof(f) ‘manorfarm’, ‘courtyard’ + Mann ‘man’. Originally, this was a status name for a farmer who owned his own land as opposed to holding it by rent or feudal obligation, but the name soon came to denote the manager or steward of a manor farm, in which sense it is extremely frequent throughout central and eastern Europe; also among Jews, since many Jews held managerial positions on non-Jewish estates. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, not only in German-speaking lands.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Norma H Hoffmann in household of Emil F Hoffmann, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Norma Hoffman in household of Lydia Hoffman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Norma Hoffman in household of Lydia Hoffmann, "United States Census, 1920"

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