America Farris

about 1874–
Illinois, United States

The Life of America

When America Farris was born about 1874, in Illinois, United States, her father, William Nathan Farris, was 58 and her mother, Emily Jane Stanley, was 36. She lived in Pixley Township, Clay, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

William Nathan Farris
1816–1883
Emily Jane Stanley
1838–1911
Jacob Farris
1866–
America Farris
1874–
Margaret Farris
1877–
William Henry Farris
1871–1946
George Farris
1877–

Parents and Siblings

    William Nathan Farris

    Male1816–1883Male

    Female1838–1911Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 3

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 32

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant of Fergus , in which the Gaelic gh sound has been dropped rather than being altered to g. Compare Farrish , Ferris .2 Probably also a variant of English Farrar ; the name is quite common in southeast England.

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

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Sources (1)

  • America Farris in household of Nathan Farris, "United States Census, 1880"

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