Frances Margaret Redfearn

30 March 1821–8 June 1883 (Age 62)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Frances Margaret

When Frances Margaret Redfearn was born on 30 March 1821, in England, United Kingdom, her father, Francis Redfearn, was 43 and her mother, Ruth Milner, was 42. She married John M Aten on 29 September 1836, in Hancock, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Thompson Township, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 8 June 1883, in Scales Mound, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States.

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John M Aten
Frances Margaret Redfearn
Marriage: 29 September 1836
Mr. Aten
Ruth Aten
Elizabeth Aten
Thomas Fred Aten
Ann G Aten
Margaret Aten
John Wesley Aten
Arabella Aten
Marion Sophronia Aten

Spouse and Children

29 September 1836
Hancock, Ohio, United States


    Mr. Aten



    Elizabeth Aten


    Thomas Fred Aten


    Ann G Aten


+4 More Children

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 12

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 22

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Redfern .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Bell in household of Richard Bell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Peggy Bell in household of Richard Bell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Peggy Aten in household of John Aten, "United States Census, 1860"

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