Frances Woolley Dence

9 January 1825–14 March 1898 (Age 73)
Ospringe, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Frances Woolley

When Frances Woolley Dence was born on 9 January 1825, in Ospringe, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Dence, was 19 and her mother, Harriet Woolley, was 25. She married Isaac Stephens on 6 December 1846, in Faversham, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1862 and lived in Preston, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Faversham, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 14 March 1898, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Stephens
Frances Woolley Dence
Marriage: 6 December 1846
Charles Stephens
Thomas Stephens
Henry Stephens
Henry Nephi Stephens
Frances Elizabeth Stephens
Mary Ann Stephens
George Edward Stephens
Still Born Daughter Stephens
about 1864–about 1864
Frances Ellen Stephens

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1846Faversham, Kent, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 8
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 21
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Erwin, Herta.English (Kent): variant of Dench, an ethnic name for someone from Denmark, from Middle English denshe, dench ‘Danish’ (Old English denisc). There were many Danes in England in the Middle Ages, not only the long-established settlers in the Danelaw region, but also more recent immigrants.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Isaac Stephens

    Isaac Stephens was born October 11, 1819 in the city of Faversham, Kent County, England. He was born to a home of the middle class of that country. His father was William Stephens and his mother …

    Sources (37)

    • Francis Dena Stephen, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Francis Stevens in household of Isaac Stevens, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Francis Deuce in entry for George E. Stephens, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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