Francis Leighton Fletcher

Male22 September 1832–18 July 1918

Brief Life History of Francis Leighton

When Francis Leighton Fletcher was born on 22 September 1832, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Bateman Fletcher, was 29 and his mother, Joanna Hildreth, was 27. He married Martha Ann Chamberlain on 2 September 1858. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died on 18 July 1918, in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Francis Leighton Fletcher
Helen Laura Tower
Marriage: 1 January 1865
Lena Helen Fletcher

Sources (25)

  • Frances L Fletcher in household of John B Fletcher, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Francis L. Fletcher, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Frank, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1865Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 4

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 14

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 31

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, from Middle English fleccher, Old French flechier, flecher ‘fletcher’, for someone who made or sold arrows for bows. This surname has sometimes been confused with Flesher .

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

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