William Farrel Hollingsworth

12 June 1860–28 August 1933 (Age 73)
Quaker, Vermillion Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of William Farrel

When William Farrel Hollingsworth was born on 12 June 1860, in Quaker, Vermillion Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States, his father, David Hollingsworth, was 29 and his mother, Martha Ellen McCool, was 24. He married Clara Belle Sykes on 3 November 1881. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Elwood Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 28 August 1933, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Forest Park Cemetery, Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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William Farrel Hollingsworth
Clara Belle Sykes
Marriage: 3 November 1881
Lawrence Walter Hollingsworth
Charley David Hollingsworth
Ivan H Hollingsworth
Faril William Hollingsworth

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  • Marriage
    3 November 1881
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1866: Vermillion, Indiana, United States
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 21
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Hollingworth (Cheshire), Hollingworth in Butterworth (Lancashire), or possibly Hollinworth Head in Charlesworth (Derbyshire), from Old English holegn ‘holly’ + worth ‘enclosure’. The surname, which was taken to Ireland in the 17th century, has developed a variant with an unexplained medial -s- not noted in any of the placename forms.Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish name.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • William F Hollingsworth in household of David Hollingsworth, "United States Census, 1870"
    • W F Hollingsworth in entry for Lawrence W Hollingsworth and Maggie E Emery, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • William F. Hollingsworth in entry for David Hollingsworth, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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