Robert Leonard Harrington

18 July 1940–28 June 2003 (Age 62)
Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States

The Life of Robert Leonard

When Robert Leonard Harrington was born on 18 July 1940, in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States, his father, John Cornelius Harrington, was 36 and his mother, Anna Lubick, was 34. He died on 28 June 2003, in Eden Prairie, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States.

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John Cornelius Harrington
Anna Lubick
Robert Leonard Harrington

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    Robert Leonard Harrington


World Events (8)


Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1950 · Great Falls dethrones Butte as biggest city

Age 10

In 1950, Great Falls, Montana replaced Butte, Montana as the largest city
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 18

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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)

  • Robert L Harrington, "Minnesota Divorce Index, 1970-1995"
  • Robert L Harrington, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Robert Leonard Harrington in the Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936

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