James H. Fenton

April 1859–1948 (Age 88)
New York, United States

The Life of James H.

When James H. Fenton was born in April 1859, in New York, United States, his father, Henry Adams Fenton, was 35 and his mother, Paulina Marie West, was 29. He married Myra A. Pierce in 1887, in Bennington, Wyoming, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Bennington, Wyoming, New York, United States for about 40 years and Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1948, in Genesee, New York, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Bennington, Wyoming, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

James H. Fenton
Myra A. Pierce
Marriage: 1887
Loren Neil Fenton
Amy Nora Fenton
Bessie Mabel Fenton
June Philo Fenton
Evan M Fenton

Spouse and Children


    Myra A. Pierce


Bennington, Wyoming, New York, United States


    Loren Neil Fenton


    Amy Nora Fenton


    Bessie Mabel Fenton


    June Philo Fenton


    Evan M Fenton


Parents and Siblings



    Betsey J Fenton


    John H Fenton


    Lucinda O Fenton



World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 4

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Age 27

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places, in Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and South Yorkshire, so called from Old English fenn ‘marsh’, ‘fen’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’2 Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Fionnachta ( see Finnerty ) or Ó Fiachna ‘descendant of Fiachna ’, an old personal name Anglicized as Feighney and sometimes mistranslated as Hunt ( see Fee ).3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of various like-sounding names, for example Finkelstein ( see Funke ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James H Finton in household of Henry Finton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James H Fenton in household of Henry Fenton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James H Fenton in household of Henry Fenton, "United States Census, 1860"

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