Francis William Thackeray

Brief Life History of Francis William

When Francis William Thackeray was born on 24 January 1856, in Ontario, Canada, his father, Francis Thackeray, was 35 and his mother, Mary A Moore, was 24. He married Emma J Eckart about 1882. He immigrated to United States in 1869. 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

Sources (18)

  • Frank W Thackeray, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Frank Thackeray - Published information: Obituary: birth: 24 January 1856; Chatham, Ontario, Canada
  • Frank W. Thackery, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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, Yorkshire, now submerged in Fewston reservoir. It was named with Old Norse thak ‘thatching, reeds’ + (v)rá ‘nook, corner’.

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

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