William Henry French, 18391902 (aged 63 years)

Name
William Henry French
Birth February 25, 1839 21 19
Birth of a sisterMary E. French
January 17, 1841 (aged 1 year)

Census Age: 41
Occupation
blacksmith

9th President of the United States
William Henry Harrison
March 4, 1841 (aged 2 years)

10th President of the United States
John Tyler
April 4, 1841 (aged 2 years)

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

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

Birth of a brotherJohn Enos French
May 5, 1845 (aged 6 years)
Source:

Army enlistment record

Death of a brotherThomas J. French
August 7, 1845 (aged 6 years) Age: 2 years 6 months 22 days

Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Ingrum, Sr.
about 1845 (aged 5 years)
11th President of the United States
James K Polk
March 4, 1845 (aged 6 years)

Birth of a brotherDavid Taylor French
February 9, 1847 (aged 7 years)
12th President of the United States
Zachary Taylor
March 4, 1849 (aged 10 years)

13th President of the United States
Millard Fillmore
July 9, 1850 (aged 11 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1
Nancy Ann French
about 1851 (aged 11 years)
Birth of a sisterSusan E. French
January 6, 1851 (aged 11 years)
14th President of the United States
Franklin Pierce
March 4, 1853 (aged 14 years)

Birth of a brotherArthur Allen French
October 16, 1853 (aged 14 years)
15th President of the United States
James Buchanan
March 4, 1857 (aged 18 years)

Birth of a brotherChristopher French
March 18, 1858 (aged 19 years)

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

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

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

16th President of the United States
Abraham Lincoln
March 4, 1861 (aged 22 years)

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

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

Birth of a son
#4
Samuel A. French
March 1864 (aged 25 years)
17th President of the United States
Andrew Johnson
April 15, 1865 (aged 26 years)

Birth of a son
#5
James T. French
about 1866 (aged 26 years)
Marriage of a siblingJohn Enos FrenchMartha Ellen GiffinView this family
February 13, 1866 (aged 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 (aged 27 years)
18th President of the United States
Ulysses S Grant
March 4, 1869 (aged 30 years)

Marriage of a siblingDavid Taylor FrenchElizabeth J. McMorrisView this family
December 4, 1870 (aged 31 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary E (Polly) Leatherman
about 1870 (aged 30 years)
Birth of a son
#6
John E French
about 1871 (aged 31 years)
19th President of the United States
Rutherford B Hayes
March 4, 1877 (aged 38 years)

Marriage of a siblingArthur Allen FrenchElla Frances DonaldsonView this family
April 19, 1877 (aged 38 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret Martha French
May 6, 1877 (aged 38 years)

20th President of the United States
James A Garfield
March 4, 1881 (aged 42 years)

21st President of the United States
Chester A Arthur
September 19, 1881 (aged 42 years)

Marriage of a childGeorge WeberNancy Ann FrenchView this family
December 22, 1883 (aged 44 years)
Marriage of a siblingDavid Taylor FrenchHarriet Jane EtnireView this family
December 4, 1884 (aged 45 years)
22nd President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1885 (aged 46 years)

Death of a fatherSamuel S. French
April 11, 1886 (aged 47 years)

Source:

gravestone

Death of a motherNancy Anne Ingram
July 1888 (aged 49 years)

Source:

gravestone

Occupation
Fire Chief
1889 (aged 49 years)
23rd President of the United States
Benjamin Harrison
March 4, 1889 (aged 50 years)

Death of a brotherDavid Taylor French
June 22, 1889 (aged 50 years)

Marriage of a childSamuel A. FrenchLaura HollandView this family
August 3, 1889 (aged 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1
William Oscar French
May 3, 1890 (aged 51 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Enos French
December 13, 1891 (aged 52 years)
Source:

Gravestone

Marriage of a siblingArthur Allen FrenchJulia A. ShafferView this family
February 22, 1893 (aged 53 years)
24th President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1893 (aged 54 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Callie French
April 4, 1895 (aged 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3
Clarence C. French
September 1896 (aged 57 years)
25th President of the United States
William McKinley
March 4, 1897 (aged 58 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Golden O. French
March 1899 (aged 60 years)
26th President of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt
September 14, 1901 (aged 62 years)

Death of a sisterSusan E. French
March 2, 1902 (aged 63 years)

Death October 18, 1902 (aged 63 years)
Burial
Note: Obituary on stories tab
Family with parents
father
18171886
Birth: calculated March 19, 1817Indiana, USA
Death: April 11, 1886
mother
18191888
Birth: about March 29, 1819 44 37Shelby Co., Kentucky, USA
Death: July 1888
Marriage
Marriage: April 1, 1838Helt Twp., Vermillion Co., Indiana, USA
11 months
himself
18391902
Birth: February 25, 1839 21 19Indiana, USA
Death: October 18, 1902Charleston, Coles Co., Illinois, USA
23 months
younger sister
18411841
Birth: January 17, 1841 23 21
Death: September 12, 1841
2 years
younger sister
18431877
Birth: January 19, 1843 25 23Hutton Twp., Coles Co., Illinois, USA
Death: May 6, 1877
10 months
younger brother
18431845
Birth: November 16, 1843 26 24
Death: August 7, 1845
18 months
younger brother
Two Soldiers
18451891
Birth: May 5, 1845 28 26Coles Co., Illinois, USA
Death: December 13, 1891Melrose, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
22 months
younger brother
Two Soldiers
18471889
Birth: February 9, 1847 29 27Illinois, USA
Death: June 22, 1889
4 years
younger sister
18511902
Birth: January 6, 1851 33 31Coles Co., Illinois, USA
Death: March 2, 1902
3 years
younger brother
18531908
Birth: October 16, 1853 36 34Hutton Twp., Coles Co., Illinois, USA
Death: October 9, 1908Salisbury, Coles Co., Illinois, USA
5 years
younger brother
Family with Mary Elizabeth Hulen
himself
18391902
Birth: February 25, 1839 21 19Indiana, USA
Death: October 18, 1902Charleston, Coles Co., Illinois, USA
wife
18441911
Birth: January 9, 1844
Death: November 8, 1911
Marriage
Marriage: July 25, 1858Coles Co., Illinois, USA
-7 years
daughter
18511933
Birth: about 1851 11 6Illinois, USA
Death: April 1933Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, USA
13 years
son
1864
Birth: March 1864 25 20Illinois, USA
Death:
3 years
son
1866
Birth: about 1866 26 21Illinois, USA
Death:
6 years
son
1871
Birth: about 1871 31 26Illinois, USA
Death:
-12 years
daughter
18591859
Birth: September 12, 1859 20 15
Death: September 27, 1859
2 years
son
18611862
Birth: December 1861 22 17
Death: February 21, 1862
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