Author Topic: F.L. Fassitt, an early male American lawn tennis player  (Read 2422 times)

Offline newmark401

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 365
  • None
    • View Profile
F.L. Fassitt, an early male American lawn tennis player
« on: Thursday 01 March 12 15:58 GMT (UK) »
I'm looking for some concrete information on F.L. Fassitt, an early male American lawn tennis player who seems to have played most of his tennis in Continental Europe, in particular in France and the United States.

The time period is around 1890-1905 (even then it's difficult to tell, so little is known about him). Contemporary sources always refer to him as "F.L. Fassitt", an ex-pat American, and never give a first name, nor do they say what part of the United States he was from.

I think this is such needle in a haystack-type stuff that it will be possible to find out anything concrete about this player, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mark
History of lawn tennis; players, tournaments, etc.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 37,045
  • Hugs.............
    • View Profile
Re: F.L. Fassitt, an early male American lawn tennis player
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 March 12 16:19 GMT (UK) »
There is a report of amendment of passport (a little later than the date you want) for Francis L Fassitt, 45 Wall Street. New York City. Doesn't give an occupation. Passport was issued Washington, March 13 th 1920. Amendment seems to be by American Consular Service in Strassburg. France 2 September 1921 for the purpose of visiting Switzerland. ???

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline avm228

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 21,310
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: F.L. Fassitt, an early male American lawn tennis player
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 March 12 16:41 GMT (UK) »
Francis Louis FASSITT, DOB 14 Mar 1859 New York, son of Louis FASSITT of Philadelphia (deceased by Jan 1917), applied for a series of US passports 1917-1923. His legal domicile and permanent residence were both given as Philadelphia, but he had left the US for France (Nice and Paris) in 1898. Later applications show he needed the passport for travel abroad in order to settle his mother's estate. He intended to return to reside in the US once his mother's estate was finally settled. He also wished to travel to Italy, Switzerland and England.

He had also attended school in Lausanne, Switzerland 1875-1879.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

Offline avm228

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 21,310
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: F.L. Fassitt, an early male American lawn tennis player
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 March 12 16:50 GMT (UK) »
Francis Louis FASSITT of 20 Rue Cronstadt, Nice, died on 4 November 1928. Probate was granted in London on 2 January 1929 to Herbert KEAN (merchant) and his wife Margaret Langstroth KEAN.

The estate was originally valued at 702-odd but that was later increased very substantially to 20,318.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 37,045
  • Hugs.............
    • View Profile
Re: F.L. Fassitt, an early male American lawn tennis player
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 01 March 12 16:52 GMT (UK) »
Duplicated -

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Offline avm228

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 21,310
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: F.L. Fassitt, an early male American lawn tennis player
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 01 March 12 16:57 GMT (UK) »
The 1870 census for Philadelphia shows the following:

Spruce St, Philadelphia

Louis FASSITT [or FASSETT] 40 M
Mary Louisa do 30 F
Francis Louis do 11 M
Margaret L do 3 F
Bridget ROGERS 20 F
Margaret KLEIN? 20 F
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

Offline avm228

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 21,310
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: F.L. Fassitt, an early male American lawn tennis player
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 01 March 12 17:04 GMT (UK) »
1860 US census, New York City

Louis FASSETT 32 M Physician born Pennsylvania
Mary L do 26 F born New York
Francis L do 1 M born New York

plus 3 female domestic servants from Ireland.

Louis seems to have died in Philadelphia on 9 December 1883 aged 57.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

Offline avm228

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 21,310
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: F.L. Fassitt, an early male American lawn tennis player
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 March 12 17:14 GMT (UK) »
Francis Louis FASSITT's Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity listing gives his mother's maiden name as Marie Louise MORTIMER:

http://tinyurl.com/7e9h7pj
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 37,045
  • Hugs.............
    • View Profile
Re: F.L. Fassitt, an early male American lawn tennis player
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 March 12 17:16 GMT (UK) »
Louis M. Fassitt was born 10 Aug 1826 in Philadelphia, PA, and died 9 Dec 1883 in Englewood, NJ. He was the son of  James Fassitt and  Margaret Landstroth.

Previous generation and perhaps a contact if required on the link below

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=AHN&db=millermathis&id=I2216

Also a passport application for the father 15 April 1873 taking the family abroad in pursuit of health and pleasure.

Death Certificate for the father in 1883 - https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J6SP-M4C

Buried Laurel Hill Cemetery

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada