When Harriett O Washburn was born in August 1853, in Macomb, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Perry Stevens Washburn, was 31 and her mother, Percy Smith, was 29. She married Frederick Gilbert Sterling on 1 January 1872, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She died on 29 April 1913, in Macomb, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in St. Lawrence, New York, United States.
English: habitational name from Great and Little Washbourne (Gloucestershire), or Washbourne in Halwell (Devon). The Gloucestershire placename derives from Old English wæsse (genitive wæssan) ‘wet place, swamp, marsh’ + burna ‘spring, stream’. The Devon placename derives from Old English wæsce ‘place for washing’ + burna.
History: John Washburn came to MA in 1626 and settled in Duxbury, MA, in 1632.
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