Frances Ella Wills

4 February 1887–19 June 1925 (Age 38)
Goshen Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Frances Ella

When Frances Ella Wills was born on 4 February 1887, in Goshen Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, her father, Francis Marion Wills, was 22 and her mother, Cora Ella Jacob, was 19. She married Bernie Thomas Gartrell on 10 October 1923. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Goshen, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States in 1920 and United States in 1925. She died on 19 June 1925, in Warren, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States.

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Bernie Thomas Gartrell
Frances Ella Wills
Marriage: 10 October 1923
Thomas Wills Gartrell

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  • Marriage
    10 October 1923
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 3
    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.
    1890 · Woman's Suffrage
    Age 3
    An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 11
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    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 (10)

    • Franses E Wills in household of Francis M Wills, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Francis E Wills in household of Francis M Wills, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Frances E Wills in household of Francis M Wills, "United States Census, 1900"

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