Francis Wilson Gunnell

3 March 1831–20 October 1889 (Age 58)
Arundel, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Francis Wilson

When Francis Wilson Gunnell was born on 3 March 1831, in Arundel, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Christopher Gunnell, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Wilson, was 35. He married Polly Ann Edwards on 24 July 1851, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 20 October 1889, in Rexburg, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Wilson Gunnell
Esther Griffiths Lewis
Marriage: 2 July 1864
Thomas Lewis Gunnell
Mary Catherine Lewis Gunnell
Franklin Lewis Gunnell
Lionel Lewis Gunnell
Zina Lewis Gunnell
Laura Lewis Gunnell
Evan Lewis Gunnell
David Lewis Gunnell
Nora Lewis Gunnell
Maggie Lewis Gunnell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 July 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 12
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    after 1854 · The Crimean War
    Age NaN
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English female personal name Gunnild (Old Norse Gunnhildr), from gunnr + hildr, both elements meaning ‘battle’. This was a popular name in those parts of England that were under Scandinavian influence in the Middle Ages.Irish (Tipperary): shortened Anglicized form of Mag Congail, a Donegal name more often Anglicized as McGonigle .Americanized form of German Günnel: from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal names Gundram (see Gundrum) or Gundlach .

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

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    Francis Wilson Gunnell, A Life History

    Francis Wilson Gunnell, A Life History I, Francis W. Gunnell, was born March 3, 1831 at Noughton, Nottinghamshire, England. My Grandfather’s name on my Mother’s side was Charles Wilson and on my Fa …

    Sources (94)

    • Francis Gunnell, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Francis Gunnell in entry for Robert B Gunnell and Iretta Gunnell, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Francis C. Gunnell in entry for Francis Edwards Gunnell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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