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William Henry FrenchAge: 63 years18391902

Name
William Henry French
Birth February 25, 1839 21 19
Birth of a sisterMary E. French
January 17, 1841 (Age 22 months)

Death of a sisterMary E. French
September 12, 1841 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a sisterMargaret Martha French
January 19, 1843 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas J. French
November 16, 1843 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a brotherJohn Enos French
May 5, 1845 (Age 6 years)
Source:
Army enlistment record
Death of a brotherThomas J. French
August 7, 1845 (Age 6 years) Age: 2 years 6 months 22 days

Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Ingrum, Sr.
about 1845 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherDavid Taylor French
February 9, 1847 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Nancy Ann French
about 1851 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan E. French
January 6, 1851 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherArthur Allen French
October 16, 1853 (Age 14 years)
Source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65748142
Birth of a brotherChristopher French
March 18, 1858 (Age 19 years)

Death of a brotherChristopher French
March 18, 1858 (Age 19 years)

MarriageMary Elizabeth HulenView this family
July 25, 1858 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Martha J French
September 12, 1859 (Age 20 years)

Death of a daughterMartha J French
September 27, 1859 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a son
#3
Sylvester French
December 1861 (Age 22 years)

Death of a sonSylvester French
February 21, 1862 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a son
#4
Samuel A. French
March 1864 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#5
James T. French
about 1866 (Age 26 years)
Marriage of a siblingJohn Enos FrenchMartha Ellen GiffinView this family
February 13, 1866 (Age 26 years)
Note: Marriage Certificate found in Martha’s Civil War pension claim says 15 February 1866
Marriage of a siblingAlexander McGahanMargaret Martha FrenchView this family
August 16, 1866 (Age 27 years)
Marriage of a siblingDavid Taylor FrenchElizabeth J. McMorrisView this family
December 4, 1870 (Age 31 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary E (Polly) Leatherman
about 1870 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#6
John E French
about 1871 (Age 31 years)
Marriage of a siblingArthur Allen FrenchElla Frances DonaldsonView this family
April 19, 1877 (Age 38 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret Martha French
May 6, 1877 (Age 38 years)

Marriage of a childGeorge WeberNancy Ann FrenchView this family
December 22, 1883 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a siblingDavid Taylor FrenchHarriet Jane EtnireView this family
December 4, 1884 (Age 45 years)
Death of a fatherSamuel S. French
April 11, 1886 (Age 47 years)

Source:
gravestone
Death of a motherNancy Anne Ingram
July 1888 (Age 49 years)

Source:
gravestone
Death of a brotherDavid Taylor French
June 22, 1889 (Age 50 years)

Marriage of a childSamuel A. FrenchLaura HollandView this family
August 3, 1889 (Age 50 years)
Census Age: 41
Occupation
Fire Chief
1889 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1
William Oscar French
May 3, 1890 (Age 51 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Enos French
December 13, 1891 (Age 52 years)
Source:
Gravestone
Marriage of a siblingArthur Allen FrenchJulia A. ShafferView this family
February 22, 1893 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Callie French
April 4, 1895 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3
Clarence C. French
September 1896 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Golden O. French
March 1899 (Age 60 years)
Death of a sisterSusan E. French
March 2, 1902 (Age 63 years)

Occupation
blacksmith

Death October 18, 1902 (Age 63 years)
Burial
Note: Obituary on stories tab
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: April 1, 1838Helt Twp., Vermillion Co., Indiana, USA
11 months
himself
23 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
10 months
younger brother
18 months
younger brother
21 months
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Family with Mary Elizabeth Hulen - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 25, 1858Coles Co., Illinois, USA
-7 years
daughter
13 years
son
3 years
son
6 years
son
-11 years
daughter
2 years
son

Burial
Obituary on stories tab
Another Old Resident Died Saturday Night; Buried Today

Wm. H. French died at nine o'clock Saturday night at his home on Fourteenth Street after a long illness from consumption and a general breaking down. Mr. French was about 65 years old and one of our old residents who was well and favorably known.  For a number of years he was chief of the fire department and one of his cherished hopes was to see an up-to-date department in this city.  During his terms as chief he always did all he could to improve the department.

By trade he was a blacksmith and wagon builder and followed it successfully, as was a good workman.

He was a member of the Kickapoo lodge of Odd Fellows and always took an active interest in the society and was one of the earnest and faithful workers.

He is survived by his wife and several grown children.

The funeral was held at nine o'clock this morning from the family home, under the auspices of the Kickapoo lodge.  Rev. O. B. Huston conducted the service.

The remains were interred in the Salisbury cemetery and a number of our people followed them to their last resting place.


Charleston Daily Courier,
Monday, October 20, 1902