John Merlin Hitchner

6 October 1908–March 1949 (Age 40)
Elmer, Salem, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John Merlin

When John Merlin Hitchner was born on 6 October 1908, in Elmer, Salem, New Jersey, United States, his father, Charles H Hitchner, was 45 and his mother, Lillie Kiger-Campbell Hitchner, was 38. He lived in Pittsgrove Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States in 1910. He died in March 1949, at the age of 40, and was buried in Elmer, Salem, New Jersey, United States.

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Charles H Hitchner
Lillie Kiger-Campbell Hitchner
Mary Elizabeth Hitchner
Henrietta Campbell
Charles E Hitchner
John Merlin Hitchner

Parents and Siblings


    Lillie Kiger-Campbell Hitchner




    Mary Elizabeth Hitchner


    Henrietta Campbell


    Charles E Hitchner



World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 3

The Standard Oil Company had reached a point of almost complete monopoly, managing over 90% of oil flows in the United States. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was a large, integrated association that produced, transported, refined, and marketed the product. In 1911, the Supreme Court declared that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. As a result, it was split into 34 smaller companies.

Age 12

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Probably of English origin, but unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • J Merlin Hitchner in household of Charles H Hitchner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • J Merlin Hitchner in household of Charles H Hitchner, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • J. Merlin Hitchner, "Find A Grave Index"

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