Fannie Eliza Harrington

26 July 1896–5 July 1971 (Age 74)
Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Fannie Eliza

When Fannie Eliza Harrington was born on 26 July 1896, in Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, United States, her father, Sharon Harrington, was 38 and her mother, Emma Elwell, was 37. She married Oliver Perry Morehouse on 13 September 1913. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 July 1971, in Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

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Oliver Perry Morehouse
Fannie Eliza Harrington
Marriage: 13 September 1913
Ellen Mary Morehouse
Gilbert Leroy Morehouse
Harold Perry Morehouse
Elizabeth Lee May Morehouse

Spouse and Children

13 September 1913


    Ellen Mary Morehouse


    Gilbert Leroy Morehouse


    Harold Perry Morehouse


    Elizabeth Lee May Morehouse


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 4

Lansingburgh, to the north, became part of Troy in 1900.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from places in Cumbria, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire. The first gets its name from Old English Haferingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with someone called Hæfer’, a byname meaning ‘he-goat’. The second probably meant ‘settlement (Old English tūn) of someone called Hæring’. Alternatively, the first element may have been Old English hæring ‘stony place’ or hāring ‘gray wood’. The last, recorded in Domesday Book as Arintone and in 1184 as Hederingeton, is most probably named with an unattested Old English personal name, Heathuhere.2 Irish (County Kerry and the West): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArrachtáin ‘descendant of Arrachtán’, a personal name from a diminutive of arrachtach ‘mighty’, ‘powerful’.3 Irish (County Kerry): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIongardail, later Ó hUrdáil, ‘descendant of Iongardal’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fanny E Knapp in household of Louis N Knapp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fannie Knapp in household of Louis Knapp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fannie Morehouse in household of Oliver Morehouse, "United States Census, 1920"

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