Blanche C. Farrington

Brief Life History of Blanche C.

When Blanche C. Farrington was born on 28 February 1859, in Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, United States, her father, Dewitt Clinton Farrington, was 25 and her mother, Adeline Mann, was 25. She married John Nelson McCurdy from 1874 to 1935. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. She lived in La Porte, Center Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Wanatah, Cass Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 23 February 1936, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte, Center Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Nelson McCurdy
Blanche C. Farrington
Marriage: from 1874 to 1935
Frank McCurdy
Louis Nelson McCurdy
Allen Martin McCurdy
Joseph Earl McCurdy
George Oliver McCurdy
Robert Mansfield McCurdy

Sources (20)

  • Blanch Farrington in household of D C Farrington, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Blanche Mccurdy Gardner, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Blanche Ferrington, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Farrington in Lancashire, but perhaps occasionally from Farrington Gurney in Somerset. Both are named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The surname also probably reached America 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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Memorial services for Mrs. Blanche McCurdy Gardner, age 77 years, well known Wanatah resident, who died in the Burnside hospital, Chicago, Sunday morning, were held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in …

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