Judge William Francis Esslinger (b1868)

 Lawyer & Probate Judge

Nickname:W. F. or "Frank"
Born:Jan. 9, 1868 or 1869, Ft. Deposit, AL
Died:Feb. 18, 1951, Huntsville, AL
Buried:Mapel Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, AL
Son of:Andrew Jackson Esslinger (b1844)
Brother of:Dr. Wade Hampton Esslinger
Father of:Nell Esslinger
Grandson of:William Wright Esslinger


•  Married Blanche Chandler Russell (Jan. 4, 1870-Sept. 25, 1957) on December 14, 1899 in Jackson, AL. She was the daughter of J. P. Russell and Martha Daniel McCullough Russell. - Ancestry.com

•  Son of Andrew Jackson Esslinger (1844-1929) and Catherine Margaret Fennell (1857-1884). He was one of seven children. - Ancestry.com

•  Descendent of Capt. John Cook, Fourth Continental Dragoons in Col. William Washington's Cavalry. - Application for Sons of the American Revolution

•  Father of:
     1. Russell Jackson Esslinger was born on 14 Apr 1901and died circa 1981 in Pennsylvania at age 80.
     2. Nell Daniel Esslinger was born on 13 Jun 1903 and died in 1996 in Florence, Alabama at age 93.
     3. Francis Esslinger (William Francis, Jr.) was born on 20 May 1907 and died on 13 May 1989 at age 81.
     4. Blanche Esslinger (Mrs. Royce H. Dorris) was born on 25 Feb 1911 and died on 19 Feb 2003 at age 91. - rolodafile.com & Ancestry.com

•  Probate Judge for a number of years. - Find a Grave

•  Jury Commission, 1920-1921 - Record, Vol. 1

•  Last name sometimes spelled Eslinger (with only one "s") - Editor's Note

•  His wife, Blanche, attended Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, MD - Obituary for his wife

Related Links:

•  Ancestry.com - Genealogical information submitted by akita256 (behind membership fee wall.)

•  Application for Sons of the American Revolution - Information behind an ancestry.com that requires registration. (Originally found at http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&r=an&dbid=2204&iid=32596_242402-00523&fn=William+Francis&ln=Esslinger&st=r&ssrc=&pid=1078347.)

•  City Directory - Address of business and home (information from behind ancestry.com membership fee wall) (Originally found at http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/View.aspx?dbid=2469&path=Alabama.Huntsville.1927.Huntsville%2c+Alabama%2c+City+Directory%2c+1927.42.)

•  Eslinger.org - Family blog (Originally found at http://www.eslinger.org/Home_Page.html.)

•  Find a Grave - Some biographical information is included in his wife's obituary here. The web page is created by Gene Hill.

•  Obituary for his wife - Obituary for Blanche Russell Esslinger, his widow, in Find a Grave is created by Gene Hill.

•  Record, Vol. 1 - A Dream Come True: The Story of Madison County and Incidentally of Alabama and the United States, Volume 1, by James Record, © 1970, p. 201

•  Record, Vol. 2 - A Dream Come True: The Story of Madison County and Incidentally of Alabama and the United States, Volume 2, by James Record, © 1978, p. 554, (is in a list of authors for a book published in 1948 & 1950 titled "Esslinger Family").

•  rolodafile.com - Website produced by Robert Louis, Danniel.

The Following Pages Link to this Page:
•  Andrew Jackson Esslinger (b1844)
•  Dr. Wade Hampton Esslinger
•  Nell Esslinger
•  Record, Vol. 1
•  Record, Vol. 2
•  William Wright Esslinger