Emma Ellen Francis

27 September 1885–9 March 1953 (Age 67)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Emma Ellen

When Emma Ellen Francis was born on 27 September 1885, in Ohio, United States, her father, James Nelson Francis, was 51 and her mother, Mary Ann Johnson, was 41. She had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Elbert Bedford Avery. She lived in Center Township, Wood, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Plain Township, Wood, Ohio, United States in 1930. She died on 9 March 1953, in Bowling Green, Wood, Ohio, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Bowling Green, Wood, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elbert Bedford Avery
Emma Ellen Francis
Elder Avery
Virgel Avery
Dorothy L. Avery
Eldon Lyle Avery
Melvin Dewitt Avery

Spouse and Children

    Elbert Bedford Avery





    Elder Avery


    Virgel Avery


    Dorothy L. Avery


    Eldon Lyle Avery



Parents and Siblings

    James Nelson Francis


    Mary Ann Johnson




    Margret Francis


    Imis Francis


    John W Francis


    William J Francis


    Linnie May Francis


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the personal name Francis (Old French form Franceis, Latin Franciscus, Italian Francisco). This was originally an ethnic name meaning ‘Frank’ and hence ‘Frenchman’. The personal name owed much of its popularity during the Middle Ages to the fame of St. 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. As an American family name this has absorbed cognates from several other European languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).2 Jewish (American): an Americanization of one or more 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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Sources (3)

  • Emma E Francis in household of James ? Francis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma Avery in household of Elbert Avery, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma E Avery in household of Elbert B Avery, "United States Census, 1930"

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