William Francis Hampshire

20 April 1910–31 August 1988 (Age 78)
Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Francis

When William Francis Hampshire was born on 20 April 1910, in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, his father, John Phillip Hampshire, was 43 and his mother, Amy Frances Balas, was 40. He married Lena Cecelia Sansone about 1942, in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States. He died on 31 August 1988, in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States.

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William Francis Hampshire
Lena Cecelia Sansone
Marriage: about 1942

Spouse and Children

about 1942
Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings





    Bessie Hampshire


    Ruth Hampshire


    Mary Elizabeth Hampshire


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 7

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 21

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English:1. regional name from the southern English county so called, which derives its name from Hampton (i.e. the port of Southampton) + Old English scīr ‘division’, ‘district’. 2. regional name from the area of Hallamshire in southern Yorkshire, named from Hallam + Middle English schir ‘division’, ‘administrative region’ (Old English scīr). The surname is most common in Yorkshire, where this second derivation is most likely to be the source.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm P Hampshire in household of J P Hampshire, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wm F Hampshire in household of J P Hampshire, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Francis Hampshire in entry for William Francis Hampshire and Deanna Kay Richards, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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