Frances Sophia Otis

Female21 September 1833–2 December 1911

Brief Life History of Frances Sophia

When Frances Sophia Otis was born on 21 September 1833, in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Alfred Otis, was 29 and her mother, Sophia Jane Worthington, was 26. She married Warren Clark on 11 May 1864, in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States. She lived in New Hampshire, United States in 1870. She died on 2 December 1911, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States.

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Warren Clark
Frances Sophia Otis
Marriage: 11 May 1864

Sources (9)

  • Fannie O Clark in household of Warren Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frances Sophia Otis, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Fannie S. Otis, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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  • Marriage
    11 May 1864Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1848 · Slavery is Abolished

    Age 15

    In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.


    Age 30

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

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Oates . This name is very common in America, but now rare in Britain.

    History: John Otis emigrated from England in 1631 to Hingham, MA; he had many prominent descendants. His great grandson, James Otis (1725–83), was a Boston lawyer who played a major role in the development of opposition to the British crown and the establishment of the Fourth Amendment. Another descendant was Elisha Graves Otis (1811–61), inventor of the elevator, who was born on his father's farm at Halifax, Windham County, VT.

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

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