Harry Winslow Follett

17 October 1877–10 November 1943 (Age 66)
Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Harry Winslow

When Harry Winslow Follett was born on 17 October 1877, in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Henry Adelbert Follett, was 29 and his mother, Amy Eliza Winslow, was 31. He lived in Rhode Island, United States in 1877 and Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1935. He died on 10 November 1943, in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in North Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Henry Adelbert Follett
Amy Eliza Winslow
Harry Winslow Follett

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 18

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a foolish or eccentric person, from a diminutive of Foll, from Old French fol ‘mad’, ‘stupid’ (Late Latin follis, originally a noun denoting any of various objects filled with air, but later transferred to vain and emptyheaded notions).

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

Sources (3)

  • Harry W Follett in household of Henry Follett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harry W Follett, "Rhode Island State Census, 1905"
  • Harry W Follett in household of Henry Follett, "United States Census, 1880"

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