Fanny Bethiah Prescott

Female8 July 1872–8 May 1951

Brief Life History of Fanny Bethiah

When Fanny Bethiah Prescott was born on 8 July 1872, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Noah Prescott, was 27 and her mother, Frances Antonette Tower, was 23. She married Oscar Richardson Spalding on 16 February 1900, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 8 May 1951, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Oscar Richardson Spalding
Fanny Bethiah Prescott
Marriage: 16 February 1900

Sources (14)

  • Fannie B Spaulding in household of Oscar Spaulding, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fanny Bethiah Prescott, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Fannie B. Prescott, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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  • Marriage
    16 February 1900Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 3

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

    Age 3

    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 24

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the places so called, in southwestern Lancashire (now Merseyside), Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, and Devon, all of which are named from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘dwelling’. The surname is most common in Lancashire, and so it seems likely that the first of these places is the most frequent source. It is also present in Ireland, being recorded there first in the 15th century.

    History: John Prescott of Standish, Lancaster, England, arrived in NewEngland in 1640 and in 1643 was one of the first settlers ofLancaster, MA. His descendants include several prominent Americans ofthe revolutionary war, including Samuel Prescott, born in Concord, MA,in 1751, whose fame lies in completing the midnight ride of warning in1775 after Paul Revere was captured.

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

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