Francis William Thackeray

24 January 1856–17 April 1925 (Age 69)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Francis William

When Francis William Thackeray was born on 24 January 1856, in Ontario, Canada, his father, Francis Thackeray, was 34 and his mother, Mary A Moore, was 24. He married Emma J Eckart about 1882. He lived in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa Territory, United States in 1925. He died on 17 April 1925, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Francis William Thackeray
Emma J Eckart
Marriage: about 1882

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about 1882

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World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 11

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 19

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Thackray in the parish of Great Timble, West Yorkshire, now submerged in Fewston reservoir. It was named with Old Norse þak ‘thatching’, ‘reeds’ + (v)rá ‘nook’, ‘corner’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank Thackery in household of Frank Thackery, "United States Census, 1870"
  • F W Thackery, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank Thackeray, "United States Census, 1910"

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