Dennis Kent Harrington

18 February 1937–1 November 2014 (Age 77)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Dennis Kent

When Dennis Kent Harrington was born on 18 February 1937, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Alfred Vivian Harrington, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Louise Chubb, was 26. He died on 1 November 2014, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Vivian Harrington
Margaret Louise Chubb
Dennis Kent Harrington

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1956 · The Los Angeles California Temple Opens

Age 19

The Los Angeles California Temple was dedicated by David O. McKay on March 11, 1956. The Los Angeles California Temple was the first temple built in California. The temple opened 19 years after it was announced due to delays caused by World War II. 
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 21

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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Story Highlight

Dennis Kent Harrington

Dennis loved fishing with hot dogs, and just in general. He made the best chocolate malt shakes, and was always watching fox news. He loved Hawaii, the lake, boating, and went with his family on vacat …

Sources (3)

  • Dennis K Harrington in household of Alfred Harrington, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dennis in entry for Alfred V Or Viv Harrington, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Dennis K. Harrington, "Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989"

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