Francis "Fanny" Grunnsel

28 January 1828–9 July 1879 (Age 51)
Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Francis "Fanny"

When Francis "Fanny" Grunnsel was born on 28 January 1828, in Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Grunsel, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Hobbs, was 26. She married Thomas Tibble on 20 May 1849, in Mitcheldever, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Mitcheldever, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Southampton Holy Rood, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 9 July 1879, in Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Tibble
Francis "Fanny" Grunnsel
Marriage: 20 May 1849
John Thomas Tibble
Joseph Henry Tibble
Mary Ann Tibble
Emma Tibble
Louise Tibble
Sarah Jane Tibble
William Hudson Tibble
Thomas Tibble
Fanny Tibble

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 May 1849Mitcheldever, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +11 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 5
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 15
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    equivalent of Italian Francesco , originally a vocabulary word meaning ‘French’ or ‘Frenchman’ (Late Latin Franciscus; compare Frank ). This was a nickname given to St Francis of Assisi ( 1181–1226 ) because of his wealthy father's business connections with France. His baptismal name was Giovanni . He had a pleasant, ordinary life as a child and young man, but after two serious illnesses, a period of military service, and a year as a prisoner of war in Perugia, he turned from the world and devoted himself to caring for the poor and sick. He was joined by groups of disciples, calling themselves ‘minor friars’ (friari minores). The main features of the Franciscan rule are humility, poverty, and love for all living creatures. The given name occurs occasionally in England as early as 1300 , and more frequently from the early 16th century, when there was a surge of admiration for, and imitation of, Italian Renaissance culture.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (16)

    • Fanny Grunsell in household of Wm Grunsell, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Frances in entry for Thomas Tibble, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Fanny Tippell in household of Thomas Tippell, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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