Francis Marion Wills

7 December 1864–1 December 1957 (Age 93)
Goshen, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States

The Life of Francis Marion

When Francis Marion Wills was born on 7 December 1864, in Goshen, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, his father, Valentine Wills, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Forney, was 23. He married Cora Ella Jacob on 20 June 1886, in Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Goshen Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. He died on 1 December 1957, in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Marion Wills
1864–1957
Cora Ella Jacob
1867–1947
Marriage: 20 June 1886
Francis E Wills
1887–1925
Walter Thomas Wills
1891–1966
Marion Valentine Wills
1895–1967
Mary Ruth Wills
1897–1964
Florence Marguerite Wills
1900–1976
Wills
1904–1904

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 June 1886
Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Valentine Wills

    Male1824–1894Male

    Sarah Forney

    Female1840–1915Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1865

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 1

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 26

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Will .2 German: patronymic from any of the Germanic personal names beginning with wil ‘will’, ‘desire’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Francis M Wills in household of Valentine Wills, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frank M Wills in household of Herman Kuenzli, "United States Census, 1940"
  • M Frances Wills in household of Valentine Wills, "United States Census, 1880"

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