Edward Francis Head

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

9 May 1846
Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


    Mary Bangs Head


    Charles Head


    Arthur Frazier Head


    Edward Francis Head


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Head


    Sarah Winslow Atkins Tyng




    Charles Dudley Head


    Elizabeth Frazier Head



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. 
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 6

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 22

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Kent): from Middle English heved ‘head’, applied as a nickname for someone with some peculiarity or disproportion of the head, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or at the head of a stream or valley. This surname has long been established in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward F Head, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edward F Head in household of George Searles, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Edward F Head, "United States Census, 1850"

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