Amos Clarence Harrington

19 February 1892–19 December 1964 (Age 72)
Texas, United States

The Life of Amos Clarence

When Amos Clarence Harrington was born on 19 February 1892, in Texas, United States, his father, Robert A. Harrington, was 37 and his mother, Martha Ann Waters, was 29. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Parker, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 December 1964, in Weatherford, Parker, Texas, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Robert A. Harrington
1854–1935
Martha Ann Waters
1862–1928
Edna Elweinia Harrington
1888–1950
Amos Clarence Harrington
1892–1964

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 2

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

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)

  • Clarance A Harrington in household of Robt A Harrington, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Amos C Harrington in household of Robert A Harrington, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Amos Clarence Harrington, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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