Frances A Aldrich

5 November 1841–14 March 1909 (Age 67)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Frances A

When Frances A Aldrich was born on 5 November 1841, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William M. Aldrich, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Ann Bassett, was 29. She married Morgan Stephens on 20 January 1879, in Knox, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Boone Township, Boone, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Orange Township, Knox, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died on 14 March 1909, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Morgan Stephens
Frances A Aldrich
Marriage: 20 January 1879
Lewis Lester Stephens
Bessie L. Stephens

Spouse and Children

20 January 1879
Knox, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Jesta Aldrich


    Prentice Aldrich


    Chauncey(Chancy S.) Aldrich


    Owen James Aldrich



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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 7

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 20

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Ailric, Alrich, Aldrich, etc. (Many different forms are recorded.) It represents the coalescence of at least two Old English personal names, Ælfrīc ‘elf ruler’ and Æðelrīc ‘noble ruler’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Franey A Aldrich in household of William Aldrich, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Frances Stephens in household of Morgan Stephens, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frances A Stephens in household of Morgan Stephens, "United States Census, 1900"

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