Francis Marion Wills

Brief Life History 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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Francis Marion Wills
Cora Ella Jacob
Marriage: 20 June 1886
Frances Ella Wills
Walter Thomas Wills
Marion Valentine Wills
Mary Ruth Wills
Florence Marguerite Wills
Infant Wills

Sources (33)

  • Francis M Wills, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Francis M. Wills, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Francis Marion Wills, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · The Assassination of a President

"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

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

English and German: variant of Will with genitival -s.

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

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