Henry Clarence French

Male23 June 1887–4 July 1936

Brief Life History of Henry Clarence

When Henry Clarence French was born on 23 June 1887, in Chilton, Falls, Texas, United States, his father, William Carroll French, was 41 and his mother, Mary Margaret Jane Elkins, was 27. He married Edna F. Sales on 29 May 1908, in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Freestone, Freestone, Texas, United States in 1917 and United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 4 July 1936, in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Clarence French
Edna F. Sales
Marriage: 29 May 1908
Gladys Pearl French
Andrew Manuel French
Eva Mae French
Henry Clarence French Jr.
Chersie French
Annie Lorene French

Sources (8)

  • Henry C French, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry C French, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Henry Clarence French, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 May 1908Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 3

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 14

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning


    ethnic name for someone from France, from Middle English frensh, frenche ‘French’ (Old English frencisc), or in some cases, perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs.

    variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Bible Story_Henry C. French

    I found this letter my Mother, Mary Lorine French wrote for her "Shelton Family" History book. Quote...."A few words about H. C.'s parents, Henry Clarence, Sr. and Edna Mae Sales. Mrs. French told m …

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