Benjamin Elijah Hotchkiss

17 December 1891–15 April 1953 (Age 61)
Georgetown, El Dorado, California, United States

The Life of Benjamin Elijah

When Benjamin Elijah Hotchkiss was born on 17 December 1891, in Georgetown, El Dorado, California, United States, his father, Philetus Augustus Hotchkiss, was 37 and his mother, Ada California Forbes, was 27. He lived in Alameda, California, United States in 1935 and Vernonia Election Precinct 1, Columbia, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 15 April 1953, in Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Georgetown, El Dorado, California, United States.

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Benjamin Elijah Hotchkiss
Lua Hotchkiss

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    Philetus Augustus Hotchkiss


    Ada California Forbes




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 15

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Hodgkin, a pet form of Hodge .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjimen Hotchkiss, "United States Census, 1940"
  • 1920 United States Federal Census
  • 1900 United States Federal Census

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