Frances Argyle

22 September 1850–17 May 1938 (Age 87)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Frances

When Frances Argyle was born on 22 September 1850, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Argyle Sr., was 32 and her mother, Rebecca Jane Finch, was 26. She married John Henry Standifird on 22 February 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Alpine Precinct, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1900 and Moab, Grand, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 17 May 1938, in Fruita, Gunnison, Colorado, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Grand Valley Cemetery, Moab, Grand, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Standifird
Frances Argyle
Marriage: 22 February 1868
Martha Standifird
Elizabeth Standifird
John Standifird
George Standifird
Joseph Standifird
Benjamin Standifird
Israel Standifird
Emma Myrtle Standifird
Eliza May Standifird
Jacob Henry Standifird
Hiram Standifird
William Earl Standifird

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1862: Beaver, Utah Territory, United States 1865: Piute, Utah Territory, United States 1866: Sevier, Utah Territory, United States 1880: Emery, Utah Territory, United States 1890: Grand, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Grand, Utah, United States
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 25
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English erguil(e), a variant of Middle English orguil(e), Old French orguel ‘pride, arrogance’, hence the variation of Argill and Argile with Orgill . Alternatively, perhaps a variant of Arkell , with voicing of k to g. No evidence has been found to support the idea that this is a habitational name from Argyll, the county of southwestern Scotland, though folk etymology to this effect may be partly responsible for the modern spelling of the surname.

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

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    Sources (33)

    • Fannie Standiford in household of Robert J Reid, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Annie Argyle in entry for Joseph Standifird and Edna Henderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Fannie Argyle in entry for Lizzy Grant, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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