Oliver Perry Farrington

16 September 1851–1909 (Age 57)
,, Andover, ME

The Life of Oliver Perry

When Oliver Perry Farrington was born on 16 September 1851, his father, Samuel P. Farrington, was 29 and his mother, Susannah Coffin, was 25. He married Alice M. Crooker on 18 August 1878, in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States. He lived in Naples, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1860 and Greenwood, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1900. He died in 1909, at the age of 58.

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Oliver Perry Farrington
Alice M. Crooker
Marriage: 18 August 1878

Spouse and Children

18 August 1878
Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Eliza Jane Farrington



    Abbie Rosannah Farrington



    Earl Pierce Farrington


World Events (8)


Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 12

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 16

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Farrington. There is one in Somerset, but the surname is associated mainly with Farington, Lancashire. Both are named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The surname probably reached America also via Ireland, where it is recorded as early as the 14th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Oliver P Farrington in household of Samuel G Farrington, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Oliver Farrington, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Oliver P Farington in household of John Abbott, "United States Census, 1870"

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