Mary Francis

Female1 September 1816–5 April 1852

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Francis was born on 1 September 1816, in Lurgan, Shankill, County Armagh, Ireland, her father, James Francis Jr., was 32 and her mother, Rachel Stuart, was 32. She married Eli West Haskins on 11 January 1841, in Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 5 April 1852, in Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 35, and was buried in Wolford Rural Cemetery, Wolford Chapel, Merrickville-Wolford, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada.

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Eli West Haskins
Mary Francis
Marriage: 11 January 1841
James C Haskins
Jonathon Haskins
Joseph Haskins
Rachel Haskins

Sources (5)

  • Mary Haskins, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Frances in entry for Eli Haskin, "Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858"
  • Mary Francis Haskin, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 January 1841Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (2)


    Age 23

    The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.


    Age 29

    The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Old French personal name Franceis, modern French François, from Latin Franciscus, originally ‘Frank’, though later used to denote a Frenchman. The personal name owed much of its popularity during the Middle Ages to the fame of Saint Francis of Assisi (1181–1226), whose baptismal name was actually Giovanni but who was nicknamed Francisco because his father was absent in France at the time of his birth. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Italian Francesco and Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, and Croatian Franc , and also their derivatives, e.g. Croatian Francišković (see Francisco 4).

    English: ethnic name from the Old French adjective Franceis ‘French’ (see 1 above).

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames, or an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.

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

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