Lillie Viola Harrington

25 September 1897–22 March 1964 (Age 66)
Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States

The Life of Lillie Viola

When Lillie Viola Harrington was born on 25 September 1897, in Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States, her father, Alonzo Vickus Harrington, was 23 and her mother, Rosa Amesetta Hammond, was 19. She married John William Lunsford about 1914, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Liberty Township, St. Francois, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Pendleton Township, St. Francois, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 22 March 1964, in Farmington, St. Francois, Missouri, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Farmington, St. Francois, Missouri, United States.

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John William Lunsford
Lillie Viola Harrington
Marriage: about 1914
John E. Lunsford
Ruth Ellon Lunsford
Paul W Lunsford

Spouse and Children

about 1914
Missouri, United States


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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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 7

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from places in Cumbria, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire. The first gets its name from Old English Haferingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with someone called Hæfer’, a byname meaning ‘he-goat’. The second probably meant ‘settlement (Old English tūn) of someone called Hæring’. Alternatively, the first element may have been Old English hæring ‘stony place’ or hāring ‘gray wood’. The last, recorded in Domesday Book as Arintone and in 1184 as Hederingeton, is most probably named with an unattested Old English personal name, Heathuhere.2 Irish (County Kerry and the West): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArrachtáin ‘descendant of Arrachtán’, a personal name from a diminutive of arrachtach ‘mighty’, ‘powerful’.3 Irish (County Kerry): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIongardail, later Ó hUrdáil, ‘descendant of Iongardal’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lillie Herington in household of Lonzo V Herington, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lillie Luntsford in household of John W Luntsford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lillie Lunsford in household of John Lunsford, "United States Census, 1930"

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