Raymond Lyle Farrington

24 December 1897–November 1981 (Age 83)
boxelder, mills, iowa

The Life of Raymond Lyle

When Raymond Lyle Farrington was born on 24 December 1897, his father, Fernando Frank Farrington, was 36 and his mother, Alice M Reape, was 24. He married Ruth Evelena Fender on 18 March 1920, in Mills, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Anderson Township, Mills, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Henderson, Mills, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died in November 1981, in Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83.

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Raymond Lyle Farrington
Ruth Evelena Fender
Marriage: 18 March 1920
Robert Glen Farrington
Alice Marie Farrington
Louis Clinton Farrington
Arliss Harold Farrington
Jimmy Dean Farrington

Spouse and Children

18 March 1920
Mills, Iowa, United States



    Alice Marie Farrington


    Louis Clinton Farrington



    Jimmy Dean Farrington


Parents and Siblings

    Fernando Frank Farrington


    Alice M Reape




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 16

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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)

  • Raymond L Farrington in household of Fernando Farrington, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Raymond L Farrington in household of Frank Farrington, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Raymond Farrington in household of Fernando F Farrington, "United States Census, 1920"

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