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, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States. 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.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Francis? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    England, United Kingdom
  • Children


    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings



    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.
    Age 22
    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.

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (16)

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

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.