William Francis Neslen

5 January 1841–22 January 1918 (Age 77)
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Francis

When William Francis Neslen was born on 5 January 1841, in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Neslen, was 33 and his mother, Eunice Burgess Francis, was 32. He married Eleanor Ann Clements Mitchell on 6 June 1863. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1905. He died on 22 January 1918, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Francis Neslen
Eleanor Ann Clements Mitchell
Marriage: 6 June 1863
William Samuel Neslen
Eunice Mitchell Neslen
Samuel Francis Neslen
Margaret Grace Neslen
Alfred Clements Neslen
Eleanor Neslen
David Arthur Neslen
Charles Frederick Neslen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 June 1863
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 13
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: see Nessling .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Story Highlight

    Ben Goddard’s 1893 missionary journal Transcribed by H. Wallace Goddard

    Extracts regarding Ann Mitchell, Thomas Liez, William F. Neslen, and Eleanor Ann Mitchell. Porirua: ~ Thursday Sep 7th 1893. I arose very early and went to Wellington by the first train. I visited W …

    Sources (58)

    • Wm F Neslen in entry for Ethel Evan Neslen, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • William Neslin in household of Samuel Neslin, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Wm F Neslen in entry for Saml F Neslen and Dessie Pitchers Wilkinson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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