Frankie Fanning

Brief Life History of Frankie

Frankie Fanning was born on 10 January 1849, in New York, United States. She married Capt. Stephen Alonzo Clark on 24 April 1869, in Clinton, Iowa, United States. She lived in Lisbon, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1880.

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Capt. Stephen Alonzo Clark
Frankie Fanning
Marriage: 24 April 1869

Sources (3)

  • Frankie Clark in household of S A Clark, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frankie Fanning, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • 1900 US Federal Census - Stephen Alonzo Clark family

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Historical Boundaries: 1851: Linn, Iowa, United States

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Fenning .

Irish: from Ó Fionnáin ‘descendant of Fionnán’, a diminutive of Finn (see Fannin ). It is also a variant of the name of a Norman family in Munster, otherwise called Panin (a diminutive of Pagan ), Gaelicized as Fainín. The family was located at Fanningstown, formerly Ballyfanning, Limerick. Compare Fagan 2.

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

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