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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Family Time Line

Charles H Hitchner
1862–1944
Lillie Kiger-Campbell Hitchner
1870–1916
Mary Elizabeth Hitchner
1894–
Henrietta Campbell
1896–
Charles E Hitchner
1905–
John Merlin Hitchner
1908–1949

Parents and Siblings

    Male1862–1944Male

    Lillie Kiger-Campbell Hitchner

    Female1870–1916Female

siblings

(4)

    Mary Elizabeth Hitchner

    Female1894–Female

    Henrietta Campbell

    Female1896–Female

    Charles E Hitchner

    Male1905–Male

    Male1908–1949Male

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.
1911

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.
1920

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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