Francis Jane Hancock

FemaleAugust 1859–11 May 1940

Brief Life History of Francis Jane

Francis Jane Hancock was born in August 1859, in Wisconsin, United States as the daughter of Robert Hancock and Louise Handcock. She married William Courts on 14 January 1877, in New Lisbon, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Wonewoc, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years and Union Center, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States in 1930. She died on 11 May 1940, at the age of 80, and was buried in Pine Eden Cemetery, Wonewoc, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States.

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William Courts
Francis Jane Hancock
Marriage: 14 January 1877
Leda May Courts

Sources (12)

  • Fransis Handcock in household of Robert Handcock, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Francis J - Government record: birth-name: Francis J
  • Francis J. Courts, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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  • Marriage
    14 January 1877New Lisbon, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (1)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

    Age 8

    A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 22

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names (see Cocke ).

    Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle, periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.

    History: Thomas Hancock, the uncle of Declaration of Independence signatory John Hancock (1736/7–93), was among the foremost of 18th-century American businessmen. He was a descendant of Nathaniel Hancock, who was known to have been in Cambridge, MA, as early as 1634. Born in Braintree, MA, John Hancock was president of the Second Continental Congress and the first governor of the state of MA.

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

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