Alfred Joseph Francis

Male11 July 1913–25 June 1966

Brief Life History of Alfred Joseph

When Alfred Joseph Francis was born on 11 July 1913, in Laguna, Valencia, New Mexico, United States, his father, George Francis, was 32 and his mother, Helen Atsye, was 29. He married Mary Quashera on 11 May 1935, in Navajo, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Winslow, Navajo, Arizona, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 19 Laguna, Valencia, New Mexico, United States in 1940. He died on 25 June 1966, in Laguna, Valencia, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 52.

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Alfred Joseph Francis
1913–1966
Mary Quashera
1916–2015
Marriage: 11 May 1935
Ralph Edward Francis

Sources (8)

  • Joseph Alred Francis, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Alfred Joseph Francis - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Alfred Joseph Francis
  • Joseph Alfred Francis, "New Mexico, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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  • Marriage
    11 May 1935Navajo, Arizona, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (5)

    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.

    1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

    Age 10

    Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.

    1929

    Age 16

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Old French personal name Franceis, modern French François, from Latin Franciscus, originally ‘Frank’, though later used to denote a Frenchman. The personal name owed much of its popularity during the Middle Ages to the fame of Saint Francis of Assisi (1181–1226), whose baptismal name was actually Giovanni but who was nicknamed Francisco because his father was absent in France at the time of his birth. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Italian Francesco and Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, and Croatian Franc , and also their derivatives, e.g. Croatian Francišković (see Francisco 4).

    English: ethnic name from the Old French adjective Franceis ‘French’ (see 1 above).

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames, or an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.

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

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