William Franks

1857–1922 (Age 65)
Coalville, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Franks was born in 1857, in Coalville, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Franks, was 22 and his mother, Mary Stenson, was 19. He married Alice Allsop in 1883, in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Hugglescote and Donington, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Swannington, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died in 1922, at the age of 65.

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William Franks
Alice Allsop
Marriage: 1883

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Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (7)

1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 6

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 23

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 27

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from Frank .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Franks in household of Thomas Fagan, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Franks, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • William Franks in household of Thomas Franks, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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