David Elbert Farrington

20 February 1904–6 April 1969 (Age 65)
Mount Vernon, Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of David Elbert

When David Elbert Farrington was born on 20 February 1904, in Mount Vernon, Westchester, New York, United States, his father, Elbert L. Farrington, was 37 and his mother, Alice M. Wass, was 28. He married Florence Arlene Sheaf on 25 October 1926, in Maine, United States. He lived in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1920 and Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States for about 4 years. He died on 6 April 1969, at the age of 65, and was buried in Eliot, York, Maine, United States.

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David Elbert Farrington
Florence Arlene Sheaf
Marriage: 25 October 1926

Spouse and Children

25 October 1926
Maine, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Elbert L. Farrington


    Alice M. Wass




World Events (8)

1905 · Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout

Age 1

In 1905, a fire lookout tower (among the first of its kind) was constructed in Piscataquis County on Squaw Mountain. Due to Maine's abundance of lumber and paper mills, it was essential that a system be developed to help spot fires as quickly as possible.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 19

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • David E Farmington in household of Albert L Farmington, "United States Census, 1910"
  • David E Farrington in household of Elbert L Farrington, "United States Census, 1920"
  • David E Farrington, "United States Census, 1930"

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