Abigail Lutitia Farris

Brief Life History of Abigail Lutitia

When Abigail Lutitia Farris was born on 24 July 1865, in Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, her father, George Washington Farris Jr., was 35 and her mother, Nancy Jane Russell, was 30. She married Charles Fremont VanAllen on 21 December 1887, in Crawford, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Marietta, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1910. She died on 28 November 1944, in Coquitlam, Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 79, and was buried in City View Cemetery, Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States.

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Charles Fremont VanAllen
Abigail Lutitia Farris
Marriage: 21 December 1887
Velzie Van Allen
Vera Emmalene Van Allen
John Fremont Van Allen
Nellie Adelaide Van Allen

Sources (11)

  • Abegail Farris in household of George Farris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abby Lutitia Farris, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Alice L Farris Farris, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"

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Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of Fergus , in which the Gaelic gh sound has been dropped rather than being altered to g. Compare Farrish , Ferris .

Probably also English: variant of Farrar . The name is quite common in southeastern England.

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

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