Colon Spencer Tom Hancock

23 July 1897–23 February 1953 (Age 55)
Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Colon Spencer Tom

Colon Spencer Tom Hancock was born on 23 July 1897, in Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States as the son of Susie Hancock. He died on 23 February 1953, in South Carolina, United States, at the age of 55.

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Colon Spencer Tom Hancock
1897–1953
Fannie Moore
1897–1975

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World Events (3)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 19

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names ( see Cocke ).2 Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle’, ‘periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.

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

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  • Colon Spencer Hancock, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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