Francis H Tucker

4 June 1914–27 January 2010 (Age 95)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Francis H

When Francis H Tucker was born on 4 June 1914, in Indiana, United States, his father, Raymond Roland Tucker, was 23 and his mother, Florence Kerr, was 19. He married Zelma May Schaffer on 8 June 1939, in Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Jackson, Mississippi, United States in 1935 and Detroit Ward 16, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 27 January 2010, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Lagro, Lagro Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States.

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Francis H Tucker
Zelma May Schaffer
Marriage: 8 June 1939
Danny Lee Tucker

Spouse and Children

8 June 1939
Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, United States


    Danny Lee Tucker


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 2

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 25

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly southwestern England and South Wales): occupational name for a fuller, from an agent derivative of Middle English tuck(en) ‘to full cloth’ (Old English tūcian ‘to torment’). This was the term used for the process in the Middle Ages in southwestern England, and the surname is more common there than elsewhere. Compare Fuller and Walker .2 Americanized form of Jewish To(c)ker ( see Tokarz ).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuachair ‘descendant of Tuachar’, a personal name composed of the elements tuath ‘people’ + car ‘dear’, ‘beloved’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Francis Tucker in household of Raymond Tucker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Francis Tucker in household of Raymond Tucker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Francis Tucker, "United States Census, 1940"

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