Francis Whiting

Female31 December 1912–12 April 1993

Brief Life History of Francis

When Francis Whiting was born on 31 December 1912, in Whiting, Monona, Iowa, United States, her father, Willard Baxter Whiting, was 38 and her mother, Lulu Dorance Bishop, was 35. She married Sewell Ellyson Allen on 17 March 1943, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. She lived in Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Ashton, Monona, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 12 April 1993, in Monona, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States.

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Sewell Ellyson Allen
Francis Whiting
Marriage: 17 March 1943

Sources (6)

  • Frances Whiting in household of Willard B Whiting, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Francis Whiting in household of Willard B Whiting, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Francis Whiting - Government record: birth-name: Francis Whiting

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  • Marriage
    17 March 1943Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

    Age 1

    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

    1934 · The Grout Museum

    Age 22

    The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Whiting (Old English Hwīting, a patronymic from the personal name Hwīta, from hwīt ‘white’ applied as a nickname).

    History: Rev. Samuel Whiting arrived in Boston, MA, in May 1636, and made his home in Lynn, MA.

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

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