Christina Catherine Fancher

1 September 1853–28 February 1871 (Age 17)
Orange, Indiana, United States

The Life of Christina Catherine

When Christina Catherine Fancher was born on 1 September 1853, in Orange, Indiana, United States, her father, John Fancher, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Pearson, was 26. She lived in Southeast Township, Orange, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 28 February 1871, at the age of 17, and was buried in Old Unity Cemetery, Hardinsburg, Posey Township, Washington, Indiana, United States.

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John Fancher
Elizabeth Pearson
Samuel James Fancher
Mary Lucretia Fancher
Reuben Fancher
John Franklin Fancher
Christina Catherine Fancher
William P. Fancher
Margaret Elizabeth 'Bessie' Fancher
Mariah L. Fancher
Daniel W. Fancher
Malinda E. Fancher

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World Events (7)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 3

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 10

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

1 Probably a variant spelling of French Fanger .2 It could alternatively be an altered form of English Fanshaw, which Reaney believes to be a habitational name from Fanshaw Gate, near Holmesfield, Derbyshire. However, the earliest records of the place name, le Faunchalle-gate ( 1456 , 1472 , etc.), indicate that the place takes its name from the Faunchall or Fanshaw family and not the other way about. Further, the early form of the surname suggests a French origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Fansher in household of John Fansher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Catharine J Faucher in household of John Faucher, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catharine Fancher (1853-1871); Find A Grave

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