Francis Crick
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Francis Harry Compton Crick (1916 - 2004)

Francis Harry Compton Crick
Born in Weston Favell, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 18 Feb 1940 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1949 in Kensington, London, England, United Kingdommap
Father of [private son (1940s - unknown)]
Died in San Diego, California, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 11 Jul 2014 | Last significant change: 14 Jul 2020
19:00: Kathryn (Nass) Penner added Ruth Doreen (Dodd) Potter (1913-2011) as spouse for Francis Harry Compton Crick (1916-2004). [Thank Kathryn for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Francis Crick was a biophysicist, neuroscientist, and molecular biologist. He is best known for being a co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. He, James Watson, and Maurice Wilkins were jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for this discovery.


  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 July 2020), C Crick, 28 Jul 2004; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 July 2020), Francis Harry Compton Crick, New York, United States, 29 Jul 2004; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, ( : 2014); citing Associated Press Archive, born-digital text.
  • Find a Grave, database and images, memorial page for Francis Harry Compton “Crackers” Crick (8 Jun 1916–28 Jul 2004), Find A Grave: Memorial #9201294, ; Maintained by R (contributor 309) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.

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Mother's Maiden Surname: WILKINS
GRO Reference: 1916 S Quarter in NORTHAMPTON Volume 03B Page 62

I thought I just read that anyone who wants to work on a Watson connection (on this open profile ie Crick) could request to be added to the 'trusted list',,,,is this correct.

BTW,,,having trouble filling out the 'volunteer form',,,so if that is a prerequisite,,,then ,,,,I'll keep trying or contact someone for help,,,,thankyou for being an 'open' profile,,,,not quite sure what that means but it sounds like a good thing

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