Francis Freeman Dudley

Male10 August 1852–27 August 1916

Brief Life History of Francis Freeman

When Francis Freeman Dudley was born on 10 August 1852, in Maine, United States, his father, Israel Augustus Dudley, was 24 and his mother, Thirza Kimball Kilgore, was 23. He married Elizabeth Sheldon on 19 June 1873, in Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1880 and Sterling, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1900. He died on 27 August 1916, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Francis Freeman Dudley
Elizabeth Sheldon
Marriage: 19 June 1873
George Francis Dudley

Sources (10)

  • Frances F Dudley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Francis F Dudley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Francis F. Dudley, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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  • Marriage
    19 June 1873Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (1)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 11

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 11

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 18

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): habitational name from Dudley in Worcestershire, recorded as Duddeleye, Doddeleye in the 13th and 14th centuries, named from the Old English personal name Dudda (see Dodd 1) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    Irish (southern Ireland): in Ireland, when not the English name, it was adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó Dubhdáleithe ‘descendant of Dubhdáleithe’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + ‘two’ + léithe ‘sides’.

    Americanized form of French Daudelin .

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

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