Dauphin County PA

This is a photo of Robert Thomas Alexander Smith. He was the youngest child of William and Eliza Craig (Bonnington) Smith. He married and divorced without having children. This photo was taken at the Hocker hunting camp in Perry County, Pennsylvania. I believe the infant may be Robert’s great-nephew.

I  labeled this photo Mary and Ethel Hocker. Ethel Hocker was the daughter of Albert Curtin and Lillian (Leedy) Hocker. She married twice, first to Harry Thomas Allen and second to Wesley Edward Foster, Jr. I am presuming the Mary Hocker refers to Mary (Curran) Hocker, wife of Levi Ainsley Hocker and Ethel’s sister-in-law.

In researching the family William Wingeard found several articles about Levi Hocker’s mysterious disappearance and the subsequent discovery of his suicidal drowning.

Levi Hocker, son of George and Mary Magdelana (Landis) Hocker, was born 17 Jan 1824 and died 31 Oct 1876 in Swatara township, of a suicidal drowning. He went missing on 31 Oct 1876 and his body was found the following spring floating in the water at Fry’s dam. He was buried the following 29 […]

Johannes W. Hocker, son of Martin and Christiana (Beinhauer) Hocker of Hockersville, Derry township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. Johannes (John) was born 6 May 1804 in Hockersville and died 28 Jun 1884 in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Hoke

John Benjamin Hocker, son of Johannes and Elizabeth (Henry) Hocker. He was born 2 Jan 1832 in Hockersville, Derry township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania and died 19 Aug 1906 in Cedaredge, Delta county, Colorado. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Hoke

The family of William H. Hocker, including brother-in-law Robert Thomas Alexander Smith (standing left), wife Isabella (seated center left) and mother-in-law Eliza Craig (Bonnington) Smith Cochrane (seated center right). Standing: Robert Smith, William H. Hocker Sr. Seated, back: Meriam (Hocker) Ziegler, Isabella (Hocker) Ruder, Anna Louise (Hocker) Hoover, Isabella (wife), Eliza Smith Cochrane, Ruth Hocker, […]

Four of the children of William H. Hocker Sr. (In back: Isabella; Middle: William, Jr. and Anna Louise; Front: Betty Jean) probably taken circa 1927—1929.

A Hocker family barbeque about 1946. William Hocker, Sr. is at the grill.