Frances Long Reeves

14 June 1840–31 August 1924 (Age 84)
Fauls, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Frances Long

When Frances Long Reeves was born on 14 June 1840, in Fauls, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Reeves, was 38 and her mother, Frances M. Long, was 36. She married John Henry Willis Sr on 3 March 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Kanarra Election Precinct, Kane, Utah, United States in 1870 and Taylor, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1880. She died on 31 August 1924, in Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in R V Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Willis Sr
Frances Long Reeves
Marriage: 3 March 1857
John Henry Willis Jr.
William Wesley Willis
Amasa Marion Willis
Lemuel Josiah Willis
George Merrill Willis
Lewis Albert Willis
Della Ann Willis
Ira Reeves Willis
Heber Tillman Willis
Rhodom Able Willis
Angus Long Willis
Parley Pratt Willis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 1
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Reeve , with post-medieval excrescent -s.English: from Middle English reve + genitival -s, for the son, daughter, wife, or servant of a reeve or of someone surnamed Reeve .English: from Middle English atte Reves, a topographic and occupational name for someone who lived and probably worked ‘at the reeve's (house)’.

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

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    Story Highlight


    FRANCES LONG REEVES By her grandson Lewis Albert Willis My grandmother, Frances Long, was born 5 September 1803, in Faulsgreen, Shropshire, England. She was the daughter of Able Long and Elizab …

    Sources (33)

    • Frances Willis, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Frances Reeves in entry for Louis Albert Willis, "California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000"
    • Francis R Willis, "United States Census, 1920"

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