Frances Fitzhugh Sale

25 November 1913–30 May 2004 (Age 90)
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Frances Fitzhugh

When Frances Fitzhugh Sale was born on 25 November 1913, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States, her father, Charles Andrew Sale, was 32 and her mother, Ethel Fitzhugh Goulding, was 28. She married Henry Nelson Dickinson Jr on 24 June 1940. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Port Royal, Caroline, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Guinea, Caroline, Virginia, United States for about 5 years. She died on 30 May 2004, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Fredericksburg, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States.

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Henry Nelson Dickinson Jr
Frances Fitzhugh Sale
Marriage: 24 June 1940
Charles Henry Dickinson

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  • Marriage
    24 June 1940
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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 3
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched
    Age 3
    South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 24
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Sale (Cheshire), or from any of several minor places or topographic features named from Middle English sale, salle ‘sallow, willow’ (Old English s(e)alh). See also Seal , with which this name may often have interchanged.English: from Middle English sal(e) ‘hall’ (Old English sæl, Old French sale, Old Norse salr), translated by medieval clerks as Latin aula. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived or worked in a hall, or occupational, for someone who worked at a hall as a servant. This was the name of an Anglo-Norman family who had settled in County Tipperary, Ireland, by the 13th century. The name was Gaelicized as de Sál, hence the Anglicized form Saul which has been widely adopted in Ireland.Croatian (Šale): probably from a pet form of the personal name Šanto, a Croatized form of Italian Santo .

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Frances Fetzhugh Sale, "Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913"
    • Frances Sale, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Frances Fitzhugh Sale in entry for Henry Nelson Dickinson, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

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