Fern Elizabeth Herrington

31 August 1935–19 July 2009 (Age 73)
Rawlins, Carbon, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Fern Elizabeth

When Fern Elizabeth Herrington was born on 31 August 1935, in Rawlins, Carbon, Wyoming, United States, her father, William McKinley Herrington, was 33 and her mother, Eliza Elizabeth Allen, was 21. She married Elmo Fredrick Reynolds on 5 September 1952, in Meeker, Rio Blanco, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in World in 1960 and Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas, United States in 1995. She died on 19 July 2009, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Rock Point Cemetery, Maeser, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Elmo Fredrick Reynolds
Fern Elizabeth Herrington
Marriage: 5 September 1952
Trudi Lin Reynolds

Spouse and Children

5 September 1952
Meeker, Rio Blanco, Colorado, United States


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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1948 · Oil Boom

Age 13

On April 23, 1948, Vernal expreiences its first oil boom. It is the first of many booms, followed by busts.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 20

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Herrington in County Durham, possibly so named from an unattested Old English personal name Hȳra(from Old Enlish hȳra ‘servant’) + -ing- denoting association + denu ‘woodland’, ‘pasture’. 2. Possibly a variant of Harrington or a hypercorrected form of Errington .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fern Elizabeth Harrington Reynolds in household of Elmo Fredrick Reynolds, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Fern Herrington in household of William Herrington, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fern Elizabeth Reynolds, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

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