Francis Marion Weddle

15 May 1854–18 February 1940 (Age 85)
Floyd, Virginia, United States

The Life of Francis Marion

When Francis Marion Weddle was born on 15 May 1854, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, his father, Levi Weddle, was 34 and his mother, Catherine Harter, was 36. He married Julia Keith on 30 November 1876, in Floyd, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Burks Fork, Floyd, Virginia, United States for about 50 years. He died on 18 February 1940, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Keith Cemetery, Willis, Floyd, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Marion Weddle
Julia Keith
Marriage: 30 November 1876
Ausbin Ahab Weddle
Flora Margaret Weddle
Vanada Catherine Weddle
Lanwell Weddle
Lala Elizabeth Weddle
Minnie Etta Weddle

Spouse and Children

30 November 1876
Floyd, Virginia, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Harvey D. Weddle


    Henry Widdle



    Samuel Perry Weddle


    John Calvin Weddle


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 7

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 9

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

Age 27

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

Scottish: habitational name from a place called Wedale (now Stow) near Edinburgh. The origins of this place name are uncertain. The second element is evidently Old English dæl or Old Norse dalr ‘valley’. The first element might be Old English wedd ‘pledge’, ‘security’ or its Old Norse cognate veð (although this is not found elsewhere as a place name element).

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

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Sources (3)

  • France M Weddle in household of Cornelius C Harman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Francis M Wedelle, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frances M Weddle in household of Levi Weddle, "United States Census, 1860"

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