Frances Wood

28 September 1848–8 January 1878 (Age 29)
Bosden, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Frances

When Frances Wood was born on 28 September 1848, in Bosden, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Wood, was 47 and her mother, Ellen Ward, was 39. She married Matthew Gilby on 2 September 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Cheadle, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1848. She died on 8 January 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Gilby
Frances Wood
Marriage: 2 September 1865
Mary Ann Gilby
Sarah Ellen Gilby
Frances Gilby
Celestia Gilby
Clara Jane Gilby
Laurena Gilby
David Gilby
James Gilby
William Gilby
Gilby Child

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 September 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 6
    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 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 15
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    English: mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as French Bois and Polish Les .English: in a few cases, a nickname for an eccentric or perhaps a violent person, from Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd).Americanized form of French Gadbois .

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

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    Sources (31)

    • Frances Gilby in household of Matthew Gilby, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Francis Woods in entry for Jacob Miller and Clara Gilby Eddins, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
    • Frances in entry for William Gilby, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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