George Nash Fenton

Male1891–9 October 1913

Brief Life History of George Nash

George Nash Fenton was born in 1891 as the son of Raymond M Fenton and Annie. He died on 9 October 1913, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 22.

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Raymond M Fenton
Annie
George Nash Fenton
1891–1913

Sources (2)

  • George Nash Fenton, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • George Nash Fenton, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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World Events (3)

1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 4

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.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and Nottinghamshire, so called from Old English fenn ‘marsh, fen’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Fionnachta or Ó Fiachna ‘descendant of Fiachna’, an old personal name Anglicized as Feighney and sometimes mistranslated as Hunt (see Fee 1 and Finnerty ).

Scottish: habitational name from Fenton in East Lothian.

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

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