Frances Garfield

Brief Life History of Frances

Frances Garfield was born in 1838, in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, United States as the daughter of Benjamin F Garfield and Eliza Bennett. She married Seth E. Wing about 1860, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, United States in 1870 and Stillwater, Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, United States in 1875.

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Family Time Line

Seth E. Wing
Frances Garfield
Marriage: about 1860
Hattie Wing
Isaac F Wing
Phoebe Ann Wing
Isaac Frank Wing

Sources (10)

  • Francis Wing in household of Seth E Wing, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frances Garfield in entry for Phoebe Ann Garfield, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"
  • Frances L Wing in household of Seth E Wing, "New York State Census, 1875"

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World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


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

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English (Midlands): topographic name from Middle English gor(e), gar(e) ‘triangular piece’ + feld ‘open country, field’ (Old English gār + feld), for someone who lived by a triangular piece of land.

English: alternatively, sometimes perhaps a variant of Carville (a name of Norman origin), with excrescent final -d.

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

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

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