Maurice D Farthing

25 July 1919–20 May 2009 (Age 89)
Bethune, Kit Carson, Colorado, United States

The Life of Maurice D

When Maurice D Farthing was born on 25 July 1919, in Bethune, Kit Carson, Colorado, United States, his father, Charles C. Farthing, was 25 and his mother, Lila Evada Davidson, was 19. He lived in Bloomington Precinct, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Armington, Tazewell, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 20 May 2009, in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Charles C. Farthing
Lila Evada Davidson
Charles Cornelius Farthing Jr
Maurice D Farthing
Delmar Denton Farthing
Daurice E Farthing

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1921 · Flash floods kill 1500

Age 2

On June 3 1921, flash floods in Pueblo cause over $20 million in damage and kill over 1,500 people in its wake.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from a place named in Old English with fēorðing ‘fourth (part)’, ‘quarter’, being the fourth part of a larger administrative area. There are fifteen or more minor places with this name in southern England. As a surname, it may also denote someone who paid a farthing in rent, from the same word in the sense ‘farthing’, ‘quarter of a penny’. 2. from the Old Norse personal name Farþegn, composed of the elements fara ‘to go’ + þegn ‘warrior’, ‘hero’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Maurice Farthing in household of Pauline Purkey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maurice D Farthing in household of Charles C Farthing, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maurice D Farthing in household of Charles C Farthing, "United States Census, 1930"

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