Francis John Rackman

5 June 1907–3 June 1974 (Age 66)
Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of Francis John

When Francis John Rackman was born on 5 June 1907, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, John Rackman, was 29 and his mother, Lydia Cecilia Hansen, was 32. He married Alice Leone Mills on 5 August 1942, in Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1935 and Sacramento Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940. He died on 3 June 1974, in Woods Cross, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Francis John Rackman
Alice Leone Mills
Marriage: 5 August 1942
Virginia Maxine Ferrara

Spouse and Children

5 August 1942
Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

Age 1

Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.
1926 · The Dough Boy Monument

Age 19

When the United States entered the World War, the people of Mt. Pleasant loyally responded to every call. One hundred and eighteen boys enlisted from Mt. Pleasant and only three of them died in service.  In June 1918, there was a deposit of $7,500 in the Mt. Pleasant Com¬mercial and Savings Bank by the treasurer of the National American Red Cross, N.S. Nielsen. Local committees were organized within the local Red Cross. With much collaboration with the community, the Doughboy statute was erected to honor the soldiers that fought and died in World War II.

Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a rich man, from Middle Dutch rijc ‘rich’ + man ‘man’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Francis John Rockman in household of J R Curran, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Francis Rackman in household of John Rackman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Francis Rackman in household of John Rackman, "United States Census, 1920"

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