Frances Helena Fitzgerald

Brief Life History of Frances Helena

Frances Helena Fitzgerald was born on 4 April 1897, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States as the daughter of William F P and Frances Mccarthy. She married Charles Henry Peckham about 1920, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 14 February 1985, in Woodbridge, Prince William, Virginia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Middletown, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Henry Peckham
1897–1959
Frances Helena Fitzgerald
1897–1985
Marriage: about 1920
Charles H Peckham
1925–
Lillian Rita Peckham
1926–1994
William F P
1933–

Sources (5)

  • Frances H Peckham in household of Charles Peckham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frances Helena Peckham, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Frances H Fitzgerald in entry for William F Peckham, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.

1920

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Eamon, Liam, Aidan, Bridgid, Caitlin, Donal, Fitz, Fitzgerald, Ciaran, Colum, Dermot.

Irish: from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (see Fitz ) + the personal name Gerald (see Gerald ), ‘son of Gerald’. This is a very common Anglo-Norman name in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as Mac Gearailt. Irish bearers of the name claim descent from Gerald Fitzwalter de Windsor, constable of Pembroke Castle in the early 12th century, whose grandson Raymond (or Redmond) ‘le Gros’ FitzGerald (died after 1185) led the invasion of Ireland on behalf of Strongbow in 1170. A branch of the family held the title Knight of Glin from at least 1299–2011.

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

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