Alice Faunce

7 July 1871–18 January 1954 (Age 82)
Cumberland, Illinois, United States

The Life of Alice

When Alice Faunce was born on 7 July 1871, in Cumberland, Illinois, United States, her father, Noah Moody Faunce, was 20 and her mother, Hannah Catherine Remer, was 19. She married Alvin Thomas Byrne Sr on 23 March 1890, in Montrose, Effingham, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Mills Shoals, White, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Emma, White, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 18 January 1954, in Broadwell, Logan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lincoln, Logan, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvin Thomas Byrne Sr
1866–1945
Alice Faunce
1871–1954
Marriage: 23 March 1890
William Myler Byrne
1896–1945
Blanche Grace Byrne
1898–1992
Alvin Byrne
1899–1945
Golda Nancy Byrne
1901–1998

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 March 1890
Montrose, Effingham, Illinois, United States
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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 6

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 22

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a lively person, from Middle English faun, foun ‘fawn’ ‘cub’, Old French faon, or from the same word used as a personal name.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Fonce, a topographic name for someone living in a hollow.

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

Sources (3)

  • Alice Byrne in household of A T Byrne, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alice Faunce in household of Noah Faunce, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alice M Byrne in household of Alvin T Byrne, "United States Census, 1920"

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