Edward Francis Head

1819–6 May 1890 (Age 71)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Edward Francis

When Edward Francis Head was born in 1819, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Charles Head, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Winslow Atkins Tyng, was 25. He married Mary H. Bangs on 9 May 1846, in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years and Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1870. He died on 6 May 1890, in Redwood City, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Edward Francis Head
Mary H. Bangs
Marriage: 9 May 1846
Mary Bangs Head
Charles Head
Arthur Frazier Head
Edward Francis Head

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 May 1846Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 0
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 21
    Historical Boundaries 1840: Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English heved, hed ‘head’ (Old English hēafod), applied as a nickname for someone with a peculiarity or disproportion of the head, or else used as a topographic name for someone who lived at the top (‘head’) of a promontory or hill, or near the source of a stream or river or the head of a valley. This surname has long been established in Ireland.

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

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    Sources (48)

    • Edward F. in entry for William Sidney Smoot, "Massachusetts Town Births Index, ca. 1630-1905"
    • Edward F Head, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Edward F. Head in entry for William B. Geohegan and Mary B. Smoot, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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