Francis James Chamness

7 June 1927–6 July 2011 (Age 84)
Bradley, Kankakee, Illinois, United States

The Life of Francis James

When Francis James Chamness was born on 7 June 1927, in Bradley, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, his father, Perry Francis Chamness, was 37 and his mother, Anna Catherine Skube, was 25. He married Henrietta M Marcotte on 9 October 1948, in Kankakee, Illinois, United States. He died on 6 July 2011, in Bourbonnais, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Bourbonnais, Kankakee, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis James Chamness
Henrietta M Marcotte
Marriage: 9 October 1948

Spouse and Children

9 October 1948
Kankakee, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Perry Francis Chamness


    Anna Catherine Skube





    Perry Bernard Chamness


    Delbert Wayne Chamness


    Maxine Louise Chamness


    Gerald Duane "Jerry" Chamness


World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1932 · The Miners Union

Age 5

After a contract proposal reducing wages by $1.10 a day, employees of the United Mine Workers came together and created the Progressive Miners of America in southern Illinois. After discontent arose over the 67 years of operation, the union was dissolved.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 22

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Champness, a variant of Champney .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight


June 7, 1927 - July 6, 2011 Viatorian Associate Francis Chamness was known throughout the Bourbonnais/Kankakee region by just one name: Foo. His boyhood nickname stuck, and its gentleness and unpreten …

Sources (3)

  • Francis Chamness in household of Perry Chamness, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Francis J Chamness in household of Perry F Chamness, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Francis Chamness, "Find A Grave Index"

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