Annette Elizabeth Farnham

Female1 December 1849–12 June 1939

Brief Life History of Annette Elizabeth

When Annette Elizabeth Farnham was born on 1 December 1849, in South Bridgton, Bridgton, Cumberland, Maine, United States, her father, William Farnham, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Smith Fessenden, was 32. She had at least 2 daughters with ROBERT ANDREWS BARNARD. She lived in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1920 and Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1930. She died on 12 June 1939, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Bridgton, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Annette Elizabeth Farnham
Evelyn F Barnard
Ruth Andrews Barnard

Sources (14)

  • Annette E Barnard in household of Fred R Sanborn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Annette E. Farnham, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Annette C Farnham Barnard, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 2

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."


Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Farnham in Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Essex, Suffolk, Surrey, and Yorkshire, all named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + either hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water, a water-meadow’.

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

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