Francis Thomas Astle

Brief Life History of Francis Thomas

When Francis Thomas Astle was born on 1 November 1852, in Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Francis Astle, was 42 and his mother, Felicia Raynor, was 38. He married Mercy Jane Campbell on 7 January 1875, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1861 and lived in Bennington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1880. He died on 13 June 1884, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 31.

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Francis Thomas Astle
Mercy Jane Campbell
Marriage: 7 January 1875
Mary E Astle
Oliver Francis Astle

Sources (10)

  • F T Astle, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frances Thomas Astle, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Francis Astle in entry for Oliver F Astle and Anna J Moodie, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

World Events (7)

1854 · The Crimean War

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.


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


Historical Boundaries 1864: Owyhee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1875: Bear Lake, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bear Lake, Idaho, United States

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire called Astle, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + hyll ‘hill’. There may also have been some confusion with Asthall and Astley . Or occasionally this may be a topographic name denoting residence on an ‘east hill’ (from Middle English ast + hill or hull), i.e. a hill to the east of a settlement.

English: perhaps also a habitational name from Astwell, Northamptonshire, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + wielle ‘spring’.

English: habitational name from Asthall, Oxfordshire, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + halh ‘nook’.

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

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