Henry Franklin English

24 August 1861–21 February 1937 (Age 75)
Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States

The Life of Henry Franklin

When Henry Franklin English was born on 24 August 1861, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States, his father, William Kavanaugh English, was 31 and his mother, Lydia Elizabeth FOX, was 29. He married Catherine Ann Blackner on 4 July 1889, in Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1937. He died on 21 February 1937, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Henry Franklin English
Catherine Ann Blackner
Marriage: 4 July 1889
Franklin English
Patrick Allen English
Charles Luaine English
Mary Florence English
Lydia Irene English
Jennie Frances English
Luycime Kathryn English
Effie English
Virginia Dare English

Spouse and Children

4 July 1889
Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Kansas Agricultural Society

Age 1

"The Kansas Agricultural Society was formed on March 5, 1862. The society encouraged farmers to grow winter wheat which created the nickname """"bread basket of the world."

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English Englisc. The word had originally distinguished Angles ( see Engel ) from Saxons and other Germanic peoples in the British Isles, but by the time surnames were being acquired it no longer had this meaning. Its frequency as an English surname is somewhat surprising. It may have been commonly used in the early Middle Ages as a distinguishing epithet for an Anglo-Saxon in areas where the culture was not predominantly English—for example the Danelaw area, Scotland, and parts of Wales—or as a distinguishing name after 1066 for a non-Norman in the regions of most intensive Norman settlement. However, explicit evidence for these assumptions is lacking, and at the present day the surname is fairly evenly distributed throughout the country.2 Irish: see Golightly .

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

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Chores at the Boarding House

"Henry Franklin English was a farmer, freighter and a hard-rock miner. While in Frisco he ran the charcoal kilns. Catherine (Ann Blackner) ran a boarding house... and also served as a midwife and a do …

Sources (3)

  • Henry F English in household of William English, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • Henry F English in household of Wm English, "Kansas State Census, 1865"
  • H F English, "United States Census, 1910"

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