Serena Farney

Female30 August 1861–13 December 1925

Brief Life History of Serena

When Serena Farney was born on 30 August 1861, in Sciotoville, Scioto, Ohio, United States, her father, Van Buren Farney, was 25 and her mother, Minerva Coriell, was 22. She married Theodore Q Shump on 8 June 1881, in Scioto, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 13 December 1925, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Portsmouth, Wayne Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States.

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Theodore Q Shump
Serena Farney
Marriage: 8 June 1881
Winifred Pearl Shump
Florence Jean Shump

Sources (13)

  • Serena Shump in household of Theodore Shump, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Renie M. Farney, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Serena Farnery in entry for Winifed Pearl Chabnedy, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 June 1881Scioto, Ohio, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 9

    Since 1870 Wayne Township and the City of Portsmouth have covered the same territory.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 20

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: perhaps a topographic name from Middle English fern ‘fern’ + heye ‘enclosure’, or possibly a habitational name from a minor place so named. Compare Forney , Furney .

    Scottish: habitational name from Fernie in Monimail, Fife, from Gaelic feàrna meaning ‘alder tree’.

    Americanized form of German Farner .

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

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