Amos Fancher

13 September 1856–10 December 1919 (Age 63)
Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Amos

When Amos Fancher was born on 13 September 1856, in Keokuk, Iowa, United States, his father, William N. Fancher, was 64 and his mother, Rebecca Ellen Moore, was 35. He married Dora Stoops on 7 October 1884, in Audubon, Audubon, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 daughters. He lived in Leroy Township, Audubon, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Audubon Township, Audubon, Iowa, United States in 1915. He died on 10 December 1919, in Audubon, Iowa, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Audubon, Audubon, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amos Fancher
Dora Stoops
Marriage: 7 October 1884
Stella Fancher
Myrtle Fancher
Vina Fancher
Ethel Fancher
Gladys Fancher
Blanch Fancher
Bernice Fancher

Spouse and Children

7 October 1884
Audubon, Audubon, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 15

GNIS Detail describes Audubon Post Office as opened 05/12/1871 and discontinued 02/22/1872. Reestablished 01/27/1879.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 19

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Probably a variant spelling of French Fanger .2 It could alternatively be an altered form of English Fanshaw, which Reaney believes to be a habitational name from Fanshaw Gate, near Holmesfield, Derbyshire. However, the earliest records of the place name, le Faunchalle-gate ( 1456 , 1472 , etc.), indicate that the place takes its name from the Faunchall or Fanshaw family and not the other way about. Further, the early form of the surname suggests a French origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amus Fancher, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Amos Fancher, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Amos Fancher, "Iowa State Census, 1915"

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