Asa Worvic Fanning

Male11 November 1850–18 March 1937

Brief Life History of Asa Worvic

When Asa Worvic Fanning was born on 11 November 1850, in Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Fanning, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Roberts, was 29. He married Ellen Ella Lyons on 25 January 1874, in Atchison, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Goebel Township, Oregon, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Piney Township, Oregon, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 18 March 1937, in Oregon, Missouri, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Alton, Oregon, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Asa Worvic Fanning
Ellen Ella Lyons
Marriage: 25 January 1874
Hattie Belle Fanning
Alice Almyra Fanning
Lynn Asa Fanning
Clyde Fanning
Edna Maud Fanning

Sources (7)

  • Asa Fanning in household of Chas Fanning, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Asa Worvic Fanning, "Find A Grave Index"
  • A W Fanning, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 January 1874Atchison, Missouri, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 6

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.


    Age 13

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

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 25

    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: variant of Fenning .

    Irish: from Ó Fionnáin ‘descendant of Fionnán’, a diminutive of Finn (see Fannin ). It is also a variant of the name of a Norman family in Munster, otherwise called Panin (a diminutive of Pagan ), Gaelicized as Fainín. The family was located at Fanningstown, formerly Ballyfanning, Limerick. Compare Fagan 2.

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

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