Francis Thackeray

1 December 1821–31 July 1896 (Age 74)
Gorton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Francis

When Francis Thackeray was born on 1 December 1821, in Gorton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Thackeray, was 52 and his mother, Hannah Brooks, was 48. He married Ann Jeannett Haskin on 22 November 1876. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 31 July 1896, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Francis Thackeray
Mary A Moore
Mary Etta Thackery
Ellen M Thackery
Francis William Thackeray
Catharine Thackeray
Ester Thackeray
Richard W. Thackeray

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire
Age 4
The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
Age 21
The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

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 (16)

  • Frank Thackery, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Francis Thackray, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Francis Thackeray in entry for Francis William Thackeray, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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