Francis Saphronia Aney

1873–1961 (Age 88)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Francis Saphronia

When Francis Saphronia Aney was born on 11 July 1873, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, John Jesse Aney, was 32 and her mother, Harriet Jane Millis, was 31. She married Albert Pokrand on 19 December 1891, in Monroe, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Adrian, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. She died on 8 December 1961, in Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Battle Creek, Ida, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Saphronia Aney
Albert Pokrand
Marriage: 19 December 1891
Jesse Samuel Pokrand
Elmber Melvin Pokrank
Hazel Bell Pokrank

Spouse & Children

19 December 1891
Monroe, Wisconsin, United States


  • Male1893–1961Male

  • Elmber Melvin Pokrank


  • Hazel Bell Pokrank


Parents & Siblings

  • John Jesse Aney


  • Harriet Jane Millis




  • Charles Alfred Aney


  • Mary Jane Aney


  • Female1865–1956Female

  • Female1867–1926Female

  • Alson O Aney


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 10

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained.2 Possibly a respelling of French Ané, from a personal name derived from Latin Asinarius.

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

Sources (3)

  • Francis S Pokrand in household of Albert Pokrand, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sofrana Pokrand in household of Albert Pokrand, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Saphronia Aney in household of John J Aney, "United States Census, 1880"

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