Martha Leona Francis

1 July 1893–29 August 1912 (Age 19)
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Martha Leona

When Martha Leona Francis was born on 1 July 1893, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, James Russell Francis, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Ellen Heaton, was 21. She lived in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States in 1900 and Sparta Election Precinct, Baker, Oregon, United States in 1910. She died on 29 August 1912, in New Bridge, Baker, Oregon, United States, at the age of 19, and was buried in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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James Russell Francis
Sarah Ellen Heaton
Martha Leona Francis
Merlin Jay Francis
Calvin Heaton Francis
James Russell Francis
William Robert Francis
Harry Steven Francis
Klea Alice Francis

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 3

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 7

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

Name Meaning

Latin: From the Latin name Franciscus, which has been rendered as "one who had visited the Franks," Franck and Frank are baptismal names that were derived from Francis. Franki is a Cornish form of Francis. Female names derived from Francis include Frances and France. Fanny is a nickname of Frances, perhaps at first Franny. Fraing and Frangag are Gaelic forms. Franzilla is a female name derived from Francillon, a diminutive of Francis.

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Sources (3)

  • Mattie Francis in household of James R Francis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mattie Francis in household of James Francis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mattie Francis, "Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998"

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