Frank Castillion

1 March 1835–8 June 1859 (Age 24)
Polk, Texas, United States

The Life of Frank

Frank Castillion was born on 1 March 1835, in Polk, Texas, United States. He married Lucy A Nowlin on 10 February 1859, in Tyler, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 8 June 1859, in his hometown, at the age of 24, and was buried in Polk, Texas, United States.

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Frank Castillion
Lucy A Nowlin
Marriage: 10 February 1859
Frankie Castillion

Spouse and Children

10 February 1859
Tyler, Texas, United States


World Events (4)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 9

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 11

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Aragonese and Spanish (Castillón): habitational name from any of the places named Castillón or with this word mainly in Aragon, as for example Castillón de Sos, from a derivative of castillo ‘castle’ ( see Castillo ).2 Southern French: habitational name meaning ‘little castle’, from any of various places so named.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Franklin Castithan, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Frank Castillion, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Franklin Castithan, "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973"

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