Francis Rossiter

(1880 - 1917)

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Francis Rossiter
1880 - 1917
Born
May 2, 1880
20, Tynewydd Row, in Llangeinor, Bridgend County, Wales United Kingdom CF32
Death
August 29, 1917
France & Flanders in France
Summary
Francis Rossiter, father to 7 children, was born on May 2, 1880 in Llangeinor, Wales United Kingdom. He was born to Frederick George Rossiter and Elizabeth Latcham, with siblings Kate, Rosanna, Frederick, John, Mary, Henry, Sophia, and Eliab. He married Agnes Ford, and they gave birth to Evan John Rossiter, Rose Rossiter, Frederick Woolich Rossiter, Florence Mary Rossiter, Daisy S Rossiter, Frank Garfield Rossiter, and Sydney Rossiter. Francis died on August 29, 1917 at France & Flanders, France at age 37.
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Francis Rossiter
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Francis Rossiter
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Francis Rossiter was born on at 20, Tynewydd Row, in Llangeinor, Bridgend County, Wales United Kingdom CF32
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Francis Rossiter died on at France & Flanders in France
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Francis Rossiter was born on at 20, Tynewydd Row, in Llangeinor, Bridgend County, Wales United Kingdom CF32
Francis Rossiter died on at France & Flanders in France
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Died of wounds
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at Wimereux Commonwealth Cemetery in Wimereux, Pas de Calais County, Alsace France
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Private 16566 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
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1841 - 1899 1841 - 1899
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1845 - 1891 1845 - 1891

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1866 - 1909 1866 - 1909
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1867 - 1946 1867 - 1946
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1868 - 1922 1868 - 1922
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1871 - 1914 1871 - 1914
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1873 - Unknown 1873 - ?
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1874 - 1946 1874 - 1946
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1876 - 1931 1876 - 1931
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1882 - Aug 13, 1917 1882 - 1917

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1886 - 1959 1886 - 1959

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1904 - 1961 1904 - 1961
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Apr 5, 1906 - 1991 1906 - 1991
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1907 - 1947 1907 - 1947
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1908 - 1908 1908 - 1908
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1911 - Unknown 1911 - ?
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Feb 26, 1912 - 1987 1912 - 1987
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Aug 16, 1913 - Feb 17, 1983 1913 - 1983

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Francis Rossiter, father to 7 children, passed away on August 29, 1917 at France & Flanders, France at 37 years of age. He was buried in Wimereux Commonwealth Cemetery, Wimereux, Alsace France. He was born on May 2, 1880 in Llangeinor, Wales United Kingdom. He was born to Frederick George Rossiter and Elizabeth Latcham, with siblings Kate, Rosanna, Frederick, John, Mary, Henry, Sophia, and Eliab. Francis married Agnes Ford, and they gave birth to Evan John Rossiter, Rose Rossiter, Frederick Woolich Rossiter, Florence Mary Rossiter, Daisy S Rossiter, Frank Garfield Rossiter, and Sydney Rossiter.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Francis' lifetime.

In 1880, in the year that Francis Rossiter was born, on August 26th, P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey signed a contract in Bridgeport, CT, creating the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Twenty-seven years later, the Barnum and Bailey would merge with another circus, Ringling Brothers.

In 1896, Francis was 16 years old when on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1898, by the time he was 18 years old, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1904, Francis was 24 years old when the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1917, in the year of Francis Rossiter's passing, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

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