Francis H. Hufstader

1844–
East Otto, Cattaraugus, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Francis H.

When Francis H. Hufstader was born in 1844, in East Otto, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, her father, David Hochstaeder, was 35 and her mother, Mary Eliza Runnels, was 29. She lived in Ellicottville, Cattaraugus, New York, United States for about 5 years.

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Family Time Line

David Hochstaeder
1809–1882
Mary Eliza Runnels
1815–1900
Francis Hufstader
1844–1891
Francis H. Hufstader
1844–
Elmira A Hufstader
1846–1914
Charles J. Hufstader
1848–1921
Oscar Hufstader
1851–

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World Events (8)

1846
Age 2
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863
Age 19
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 31
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

equivalent of Italian Francesco , originally a vocabulary word meaning ‘French’ or ‘Frenchman’ (Late Latin Franciscus; compare Frank ). This was a nickname given to St Francis of Assisi ( 1181–1226 ) because of his wealthy father's business connections with France. His baptismal name was Giovanni . He had a pleasant, ordinary life as a child and young man, but after two serious illnesses, a period of military service, and a year as a prisoner of war in Perugia, he turned from the world and devoted himself to caring for the poor and sick. He was joined by groups of disciples, calling themselves ‘minor friars’ (friari minores). The main features of the Franciscan rule are humility, poverty, and love for all living creatures. The given name occurs occasionally in England as early as 1300 , and more frequently from the early 16th century, when there was a surge of admiration for, and imitation of, Italian Renaissance culture.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Fracis Hufstaten in household of David Hufstaten, "New York, State Census, 1855"
  • Frances H Hufstaler in household of David Hufstaler, "United States Census, 1850"

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