Francis Fenlon

22 August 1877–18 March 1962 (Age 84)
Cheboygan, Cheboygan, Michigan, United States

The Life of Francis

When Francis Fenlon was born on 22 August 1877, in Cheboygan, Cheboygan, Michigan, United States, his father, James Fenlon, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Redmond, was 38. He married Margaret Doyle on 29 June 1904, in Alverno, Cheboygan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cheboygan, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Silver Spring, Montgomery, Maryland, United States in 1962. He died on 18 March 1962, at the age of 84, and was buried in Rockville, Montgomery, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Fenlon
Margaret Doyle
Marriage: 29 June 1904
Sister Mary Angela Fenlon
James F. Fenlon
Lillian Margaret Fenlon
Frank Fenlon
John Llewellyn Fenlon
Archie Fenlon
'Lee' Leonard Fenlon
Edward Earl Fenlon
Robert William Fenlon
Raymond Henry Fenlon
Patrick Ignatius Fenlon

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Doyle


29 June 1904
Alverno, Cheboygan, Michigan, United States


    Sister Mary Angela Fenlon


    James F. Fenlon



    Frank Fenlon


    John Llewellyn Fenlon


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 2

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1887 · Monotype Type-Casting Machine

Age 10

June 7, 1887, Tolbert Lanston patented his Monotype machine. It typed individual characters instead of lines like the Linotype machine.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fionnaláin ‘descendant of Fionnalán ’, a personal name from a diminutive of fionn ‘fair’, ‘white’ ( see Finn 1).2 English (Huguenot): altered form of French Fénelon ( see Fenelon ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Francis Finland in household of James Finland, "United States Census, 1880"
  • O Frank Fenlon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Francis Fenlon in household of Eliza Fenlon, "United States Census, 1900"

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