When Frances Amelia Linville was born on 12 March 1829, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Solomon Linville, was 26 and her mother, Mary Louisa Passmore, was 25. She married John Patterson Wilson on 4 February 1855, in Champaign, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in East Muddy Election Precinct, Gosper, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Sioux, Nebraska, United States in 1910. She died on 22 July 1910, in Sioux, Iowa, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Harrison, Sioux, Nebraska, United States.
English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, perhaps in France. The surname is not found in present-day English records, but is recorded in Hampshire (also in the forms Lenvill, Linvel) in the 17th century. Perhaps it is an altered form of English Lindfield or Lingfield, a habitational name from a place so called in Sussex, altered by false analogy with the alternation in Norman names between -ville and -field.
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