The Family of Lucinda Fanning and John Hoskins

Lola Fanning, Richard Harrison Fanning, Lala Hoskins, Cyrus Hoskins and Victoria Duncan Hoskins. - Photo from the collection of Joretta Thompson, daughter of Lala Hoskins
After the death of her first husband, Jacob Harry Fanning, Lucinda married John Ira Hoskins, a railroad station attendant and engineer. She moved with him to Oklahoma and Kansas. Lucinda had one child by Jacob Fanning, and she and John had at least two more children: a son, Cyrus, and a daughter, Nell or Nellie.

It is said she lived for a time, after John Hoskins death, with her son Cyrus Hoskins and his wife, but the two women never spoke to each other.

Lucinda moved to Vallejo, CA to live with her son, Richard Harrison Fanning and his third wife, Emma Knox Fanning.

Lucinda died in Vallejo, California on March 29, 1932. Click here for a copy of her death certificate.

When Lucinda was 88 years old she wrote a short "histry" of her life. Click here to read her story in her own hand.

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