Cora A. Outhouse

Town of Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life of Cora A.

When Cora A. Outhouse was born in 1866, in Town of Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States, her father, George Hinchman Outhouse, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Curtiss, was 20. She married Charles G. Harrington on 30 August 1892, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Plainfield Township, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1870 and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 40 years.

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Charles G. Harrington
Cora A. Outhouse
Marriage: 30 August 1892
Jennie A Harrington

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30 August 1892
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 0

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 13

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 32

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of Norwegian Uthus, a habitational name from various farmsteads so named, from Old Norse Uthúsar, a compound of ut ‘out(lying)’ + hús ‘farmstead’.2 Probably an Americanized form of North German Uthoff, a topographic or habitational name for someone living or working at an outlying farm, from Middle Low German ūt ‘out’, ‘away’ + hove ‘farmstead’.3 Americanized form of Dutch Outhof, a topographic or habitational name, from oude hove ‘old farm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Cora Outhouse in household of George Outhouse, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cora Outhouse in household of George H Outhouse, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cora Harrington in household of Charlie Harrington, "United States Census, 1900"

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