Edward Harrington

4 June 1854–17 March 1897 (Age 42)
Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Edward

When Edward Harrington was born on 4 June 1854, in Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, his father, Paul Harrington, was 24 and his mother, Sophronia Chambers, was 18. He married Kitty Glasford in March 1874, in North Branch, Lapeer, Michigan, United States. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Imlay Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 17 March 1897, in Arcadia Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States, at the age of 42.

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Edward Harrington
1854–1897
Kitty Glasford
1858–1879
Marriage: March 1874

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
March 1874
North Branch, Lapeer, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 12

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from places in Cumbria, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire. The first gets its name from Old English Haferingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with someone called Hæfer’, a byname meaning ‘he-goat’. The second probably meant ‘settlement (Old English tūn) of someone called Hæring’. Alternatively, the first element may have been Old English hæring ‘stony place’ or hāring ‘gray wood’. The last, recorded in Domesday Book as Arintone and in 1184 as Hederingeton, is most probably named with an unattested Old English personal name, Heathuhere.2 Irish (County Kerry and the West): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArrachtáin ‘descendant of Arrachtán’, a personal name from a diminutive of arrachtach ‘mighty’, ‘powerful’.3 Irish (County Kerry): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIongardail, later Ó hUrdáil, ‘descendant of Iongardal’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Harrington in household of Paul Harrington, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edward Harringten in household of Paul Harringten, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edward Harrington, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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