Phillips Farrington

28 September 1926–20 August 1989 (Age 62)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Phillips

When Phillips Farrington was born on 28 September 1926, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Robert Douglas Farrington, was 42 and his mother, Dorothy Louise Faunce, was 35. He lived in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1930. He died on 20 August 1989, in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Robert Douglas Farrington
1883–1930
Dorothy Louise Faunce
1891–
Douglas Faunce Farrington
1925–2004
Phillips Farrington
1926–1989

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Douglas Farrington

    Male1883–1930Male

    Dorothy Louise Faunce

    Female1891–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929

Age 3

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 18

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: habitational name from a place called Farrington. There is one in Somerset, but the surname is associated mainly with Farington, Lancashire. Both are named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The surname probably reached America also via Ireland, where it is recorded as early as the 14th century.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Phillips Farrington in household of Robert D Farrington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Phillips Farrington, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008"

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