William Charles Harrington

6 June 1936–9 May 2000 (Age 63)
Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, United States

The Life of William Charles

When William Charles Harrington was born on 6 June 1936, in Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, United States, his father, Charles Kirby Harrington, was 26 and his mother, Annie Lena Arrowood, was 22. He had at least 1 son with Bonalee Chambers. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Coryell, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 9 May 2000, in Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Pecan Grove, Coryell, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Charles Harrington
1936–2000
Bonalee Chambers
1939–2015
Charles David Harrington
1958–2012

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Kirby Harrington

    Male1910–1997Male

    Annie Lena Arrowood

    Female1913–1980Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 13

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 18

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

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)

  • William Harrington in household of Kirby Harrington, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Charles Harrington in entry for Charles David Harrington, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • William Charle Harrington in entry for Debra Lynn Harrington, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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