Fannie Talkington

29 December 1880–20 September 1911 (Age 30)
Texas, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

    Elliott Washington Midgett



17 December 1898
Hopkins, Texas, United States


    May F. Midgett


    Terressa M Midgett


    Zora M Midgett


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 1

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

Age 1

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

Age 10

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: habitational name from Torkington in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire), named in Old English as ‘settlement (tūn) associated with Turec’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fannie A Midgett in household of Levi Midgett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fannie Midgett in household of Elliott W Midgett, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fannie Talkington, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

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