William James Farrell

Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of William James

When William James Farrell was born in 1866, in Vermont, United States, his father, John Farrell, was 39 and his mother, Mary McGettigan, was 36. He married Sophia Mabel Snow on 13 November 1914, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He died in California, United States.

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William James Farrell
Sophia Mabel Snow
Marriage: 13 November 1914

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 November 1914Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
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    World Events (3)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 0
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 1
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 3
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Aileen, Eamon, Kieran, Brigid, Kaitlin, Liam, Niall, Oona, Paddy, Padraic, Patrick Michael.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghail ‘descendant of Fearghal’, a personal name composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + gal ‘valor, courage’.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • William James Farrell, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • William James Farrell in entry for Mr John Farrell, "Minnesota, Clay and Steele County Obituaries, 1865-2006"
    • William James Farrell, "California Great Registers, 1866-1910"

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