Henry Francis Follett

12 May 1859–November 1927 (Age 68)
Henry, Marshall, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Henry Francis

When Henry Francis Follett was born on 12 May 1859, in Henry, Marshall, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Follett, was 44 and his mother, Cynthia Stiles, was 36. He lived in Hanna Township, Henry, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died in November 1927, at the age of 68.

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Joseph Follett
Cynthia Stiles
Joseph D Follett
Sabra Ann Follett
Cornelia Jane Follett
Joseph G Follett
Joseph Follett
Sarah Louisa Follett
Gerome M Follett
Henry Francis Follett
Mary Elizabeth Follett

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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
Age 2
Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
Age 4
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1877 · The First Workers Strike
Age 18
The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname from Anglo-Norman French fol(l)et ‘fool, jester’.

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

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Sources (5)

  • Francis Fuller in household of Joseph Fuller, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Pollitt in household of Joseph Pollitt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Francis Henry Follett, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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