Fannie Talkington

Brief Life History of Fannie

When Fannie Talkington was born on 29 December 1880, in Texas, United States, her father, John Perry Talkington, was 38 and her mother, Katherine Hortensia Pearce, was 30. She married Elliott Washington Midgett on 17 December 1898, in Hopkins, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Hopkins, Texas, United States in 1900 and Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 20 September 1911, in Hopkins, Texas, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Nelta, Hopkins, Texas, United States.

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Elliott Washington Midgett
Fannie Talkington
Marriage: 17 December 1898
May F. Midgett
Terressa M Midgett
Zora M Midgett

Sources (7)

  • Fannie A Midgett in household of Levi Midgett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fannie Talkington, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Fannie A. Talkington Midgett, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Torkington, a habitational name from Torkington in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire). The placename may derive from an Old English personal name Turec + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. This form of the surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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