Francis William Bacon

Male1 October 1849–11 February 1904

Brief Life History of Francis William

When Francis William Bacon was born on 1 October 1849, in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, George Bacon, was 30 and his mother, Olivia Buckminster Grant, was 26. He lived in San Francisco, California, United States in 1880 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 11 February 1904, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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George Bacon
Olivia Buckminster Grant
Horace Bacon
Olivia Buckminster Bacon
Francis William Bacon
Elizabeth Vaughan Bacon
Maria Louisa Bacon
George Bacon
Vaughan Davis Bacon

Sources (10)

  • Francis W Bacon in household of Geo Bacon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Bacon, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Francis W. Bacon, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Historical Boundaries: 1850: San Francisco, California, United States


Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Age 16

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: from the Norman French personal name Bacun, derived from the ancient Germanic name Bac(c)o, Bahho, based on the element bag ‘(to) fight, (to) dispute’. The name was relatively common among the Normans in the form Bacus, of which the oblique case was Bacon.

English and French: from Middle English, Old French bacun, bacon ‘bacon’ (a word of ancient Germanic origin, akin to Back 3), probably a metonymic occupational name for a preparer and seller of cured pork.

History: Gilles Bacon from Normandy, France, is documented in Quebec City, QC, in 1647. — Michael Bacon from England arrived in Dedham, MA, in 1640. Nathanial Bacon, from Stratton, Cornwall, arrived in Barnstaple, MA, in 1639. Another Nathaniel Bacon (1647–76), from Friston Hall, Suffolk, emigrated to VA and settled at Curl's Neck on the James river.

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

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