Simon French

Brief Life History of Simon

When Simon French was born in March 1846, in Union Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States, his father, Philip Brown French, was 39 and his mother, Amy DeMott, was 29. He married Louisa Davis on 15 February 1872, in Gibson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Patoka, White River Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Fort Branch, Union Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1925, at the age of 79, and was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Simon French
1846–1925
Louisa Davis
1850–1926
Marriage: 15 February 1872
Rosetta French
1873–1930
Stella Mae French
1879–1950
Nevada French
1875–1877
Jesse Brown French
1877–1953
Mary E. French
1882–1948
Samuel Ruben French
1884–1932
Barney Walter French
1889–1918

Sources (14)

  • Simon French in household of Ann French, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Simon French, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Simon French in entry for Samuel Ruben French, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1852

Historical Boundaries: 1852: Gibson, Indiana, United States

1863

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

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English:

ethnic name for someone from France, from Middle English frensh, frenche ‘French’ (Old English frencisc), or in some cases, perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs.

variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

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

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