Francis Leighton Fletcher

22 September 1832–18 July 1918 (Age 85)
Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Francis Leighton Fletcher
Martha Ann Chamberlain
Marriage: 2 September 1858
Hugh Francis Fletcher

Spouse and Children

2 September 1858


    Hugh Francis Fletcher


Parents and Siblings

    John Bateman Fletcher


    Joanna Hildreth




    Marcellus F. Fletcher


    Joanna Fitch Fletcher


    Ann Maria Peabody Fletcher



    John Marion Fletcher


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, Middle English, Old French flech(i)er (from Old French fleche ‘arrow’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Frank G Fletcher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Francis L Fletcher, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Frank L Fletcher, "United States Census, 1900"

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