Charles Wilson Harrington

22 September 1894–8 December 1962 (Age 68)
Olive, Ottawa, Michigan

The Life of Charles Wilson

When Charles Wilson Harrington was born on 22 September 1894, his father, Henry W. Harrington, was 30 and his mother, Lilla M. Dutton, was 27. He married Alice Wyms on 14 April 1925, in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. He lived in Olive Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He died on 8 December 1962, in Holland Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Charles Wilson Harrington
1894–1962
Alice Wyms
1906–
Marriage: 14 April 1925

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 April 1925
Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 9

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 18

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Charles W Harrington in household of Henry W Harrington, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charlie W Harrington in household of Hendry W Harrington, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles W Harrington in household of Henry W Harrington, "United States Census, 1920"

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