John Francis Colwell

22 August 1900–28 February 1955 (Age 54)
Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Francis

When John Francis Colwell was born on 22 August 1900, in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States, his father, Frank M Colwell, was 22 and his mother, Catherine Matilda Hawkins, was 29. He married Ellen Lucinda Mosley on 28 September 1921, in Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Aurora Township, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 28 February 1955, at the age of 54.

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John Francis Colwell
Ellen Lucinda Mosley
Marriage: 28 September 1921
John Frances Colwell
William I. Colwell
Francis C Colwell

Spouse and Children

28 September 1921
Kane, Illinois, United States


    John Frances Colwell


    William I. Colwell


    Francis C Colwell


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 10

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Northumberland and Devon named Colwell. The former is named with Old English col ‘(char)coal’ or cōl ‘cool’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’; the latter has as the first element a Celtic river name, Coly, apparently meaning ‘narrow’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John F Colwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John F Colwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Colwell in household of Frank Colwell, "United States Census, 1910"

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