Irene Iris Farmer

15 March 1918–29 August 1996 (Age 78)
Essex, Vermont, United States

The Life of Irene Iris

When Irene Iris Farmer was born on 15 March 1918, in Essex, Vermont, United States, her father, Bert Walter Farmer, was 39 and her mother, Eleanor Jeanette Smith, was 39. She married Samuel Benjamin Porter on 7 November 1942, in Essex, Vermont, United States. She lived in Brighton, Essex, Vermont, United States for about 20 years. She died on 29 August 1996, in Newport, Orleans, Vermont, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Island Pond, Brighton, Essex, Vermont, United States.

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Warren O. Coe
Irene Iris Farmer
Marriage: 2 June 1972

Spouse and Children

2 June 1972
Essex, Vermont, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Eleanor Jeanette Smith




World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name from Middle English, Old French ferm(i)er (Late Latin firmarius). The term denoted in the first instance a tax farmer, one who undertook the collection of taxes, revenues, and imposts, paying a fixed (Latin firmus) sum for the proceeds, and only secondarily someone who rented land for the purpose of cultivation; it was not applied to an owner of cultivated land before the 17th century.2 Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’, a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Irene I Fanner in household of Bert W Fanner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irene I Farmer in household of Bert W Farmer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Irene Farmer in household of Bert W Farmer, "United States Census, 1920"

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