Frank W. Handy

8 June 1846–23 October 1888 (Age 42)
Seekonk, Bristol, MA

The Life of Frank W.

When Frank W. Handy was born on 8 June 1846, his father, John P. Handy, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Ann Titus, was 32. He married Laura S. Jones on 16 May 1882, in Western, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Seekonk, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1855 and Western, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. He died on 23 October 1888, in Warren, Western, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Warren, East Berbice-Corentyne, Guyana.

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Frank W. Handy
Laura S. Jones
Marriage: 16 May 1882
Mabel Olena Handy

Spouse and Children


    Laura S. Jones


16 May 1882
Western, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    Mabel Olena Handy


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World Events (6)


Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 17

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 24

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: nickname from Middle English hondi ‘skillful with one's hands’, ‘dextrous’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Francis Handy in household of John M Handy, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Frank W Handy in household of Adelia Pierce, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Francis W Handy in entry for Franklin S Knapp and Mabel Olana Handy, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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