Priscilla Florence Hocum

25 March 1915–1 June 2003 (Age 88)
Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Priscilla Florence

When Priscilla Florence Hocum was born on 25 March 1915, in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Charles Albert Hocum Jr, was 37 and her mother, Anna Catherine Murray, was 37. She died on 1 June 2003, in Shelburne Falls, Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Albert Hocum Jr
Anna Catherine Murray
Helen Barbara Hocum
Kathryn Louise Hocum
Anne E Holcomb
Priscilla Florence Hocum

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Norwegian (Høium): habitational names from any of several farmsteads in Sogn and Østfold, so named from Old Norse hár ‘high’ + heimr ‘home’, ‘farmstead’.

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

Story Highlight

How Charles Albert Hocum met Annie Catherine Murray

Charles Albert Hocum, my grandfather, married a woman from Nova Scotia. For a long time I wondered how they met. I finally found the answer, quite miraculously, I think. My mother, Anne, Charles Alber …

Sources (3)

  • Pricilla Hocum in household of Charles Hocum, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Priscilla Hocum in household of Charles A Hocum, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Priscilia Hocomb in household of Charles A Hocomb, "United States Census, 1920"

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