Francis Thackeray

Brief Life History of Francis

When Francis Thackeray was born on 1 December 1820, in Garton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Francis Thackeray, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Bell, was 37. He married Mary A Moore about 1845, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 31 July 1896, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Francis Thackeray
Mary A Moore
Marriage: about 1845
Mary Etta Thackery
Elizabeth Thackeray
Ellen M Thackery
Francis William Thackeray
Catherine Jane Thackery
Ester Thackeray
Richard West Thackeray

Sources (19)

  • Frank Thackery, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Francis Thackray, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Francis Thackeray, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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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