Oney Elizabeth Nance

Brief Life History of Oney Elizabeth

When Oney Elizabeth Nance was born on 23 May 1853, in Trigg, Kentucky, United States, her father, William S. Nance, was 29 and her mother, Dorothy Ann Knight, was 22. She married Frank France in 1869, in Trigg, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ballard, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 3, Ballard, Kentucky, United States in 1900. She died in 1900, in Wickliffe, Ballard, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 47.

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Frank France
Oney Elizabeth Nance
Marriage: 1869
Fannie Irene France
Merritt Watson France
Frank Leslie France
Nora Estelle France
Homer Allen France
Oney Gertrude France

Sources (9)

  • Oney E France in household of Frank France, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Oney Elizabeth Nance, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
  • Unknown Unknown in entry for Frank Leslie France, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Nantz .

Cornish: habitational name from any of the places so-named in Lelant, Saint Clement, Illogan, or Saint Martin in Meneage. The placenames derive from Middle Cornish nans ‘valley’.

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

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