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
1819–1890
Mary H. Bangs
1821–1854
Marriage: 9 May 1846
Mary Bangs Head
1847–1933
Charles Head
1849–1910
Arthur Frazier Head
1851–1899
Edward Francis Head
1854–1854

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 May 1846
Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(4)

    Mary Bangs Head

    Female1847–1933Female

    Charles Head

    Male1849–1910Male

    Arthur Frazier Head

    Male1851–1899Male

    Edward Francis Head

    Male1854–1854Male

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Head

    Male1790–1822Male

    Sarah Winslow Atkins Tyng

    Female1794–1880Female

siblings

(3)

    Charles Dudley Head

    Male1815–1889Male

    Elizabeth Frazier Head

    Female1817–1832Female

    Male1819–1890Male

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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