Fannie Lucretia Champion

15 April 1885–
Knox, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Fannie Lucretia

When Fannie Lucretia Champion was born on 15 April 1885, in Knox, Tennessee, United States, her father, Frederick E Champion, was 30 and her mother, Susie A. Dobyns, was 29. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Arthur Yell Berry Sr. She lived in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1885 and Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States for about 40 years.

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Arthur Yell Berry Sr
Fannie Lucretia Champion
Mary F Berry
Arthur Yell Berry Jr
John C Berry

Spouse and Children



    Mary F Berry



    John C Berry


Parents and Siblings

    Frederick E Champion


    Susie A. Dobyns




    Georgia B Champion


    Mary F Champion


    Gertrude Turner Champion



World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 31

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: status name for a professional champion, especially an agent employed to represent one of the parties in a trial by combat, a method of settling disputes current in the Middle Ages. The word comes from Old French champion, campion (Late Latin campio, genitive campionis, a derivative of campus ‘plain’, ‘field of battle’). Compare Campion , Kemp .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fannie C Berry in household of Artie A Berry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fannie C Berry in household of A Y Berry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fannie Berry in household of Fred Champion, "United States Census, 1920"

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