William Franklin Bone

27 March 1844–2 May 1920 (Age 76)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Franklin

When William Franklin Bone was born on 27 March 1844, in Kentucky, United States, his father, James Abner Bone, was 87 and his mother, Priscilla Jane Laciter, was 83. He married Rebecca Caroline Brown in 1867, in Barry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Cedar Township, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Bryan Township, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 May 1920, in Wellston, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Rossville, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Franklin Bone
Rebecca Caroline Brown
Marriage: 1867
Mary Harriet Bone
John Bone
Maude Bone
Clarence W Jack Bone
William Franklin Bone Jr
Charma W Bone

Spouse and Children

Barry, Missouri, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Bone


    James Abner Bone


    Elizabeth Bone


    Isaac Bone


    Harmon Hiram Bone


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 17

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1864 · Skirmish at Benton

Age 20

Confederate forces in Arkansas began an invasion of Missouri, while other Confederate sources probed the line around Little Rock. On July  6, 1864 the fourth Arkansas Cavalry tried to break the line around Little Rock one soldier was killed, eight were wounded, three went missing from the Union side and four were killed and six wounded from the Confederate side.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname meaning ‘good’, from Old French bon ‘good’.2 English: nickname for a thin man, from Middle English bōn ‘bone’ (Old English bān; compare Bain 2).3 Hungarian (Bóné): from bóné denoting a particular kind of fishing net, hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or perhaps for a maker of such nets.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William F Bone, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William F Bone, "United States Census, 1910"
  • W F Bone in household of A V Goddard, "United States Census, 1920"

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