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Jacob Harrington

Male 1859 - 1931  (71 years)


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  • Name Jacob Harrington 
    Born 25 Jul 1859  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1900  Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    day labourer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-87053 
    Died May 1931  Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: ill five weeks with ear trouble 
    Buried Olive Cemetery, Olive Township, Elkhart Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I87053  Generations
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father John C. Harrington,   b. 4 Jul 1803, East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1886, , Elkhart Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Mary Colosky,   b. 15 Aug 1813, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1894, Near, Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1832  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F7860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary A. Trysinger,   b. 9 Sep 1859, Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1949, Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1883  , Elkhart Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Chester Harrington,   b. May 1884, Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Edna Harrington,   b. May 1886, Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Leota Harrington,   b. Jul 1889, Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Cleo Harrington,   b. Abt 1895, Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Forrest Harrington,   b. 1903, Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1929  (Age 26 years)
     6. Harry Harrington,   b. May 1991, Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F22609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Harrington.- Jacob Harrington, 71, died in his home at Wakarusa, Ind., after being ill for five weeks with complications caused by ear trouble. The son of John and Mary Harrington. He was born July 25, 1859, in Canada and came to the vicinity of Wakarusa with his parents when three years old where he grew to manhood. On March 12, 1883, he married Mary Trysinger, with whom he lived on a farm with near Wakarusa. Sometime later they moved to Wakarusa and he was employed at the Metal Forming Co., in Elkhart for about seven years, prior to five years ago when he became ill with blood poisoning. He was converted in the spring of 1909, and on April 24, was baptized at which time he was received as a member in the Mennonite Church and as a brother in the Holdeman congregation. Bro. Harrington was a man of strong religious convictions, true to his Master until the end. Surviving are his wife and five children (Chester and Harry Harrington, Mrs. Eli Hunsberger, Mrs. A.J. Dullinger, and Mrs. Guy Burkhart). One son (Forrest ) died on March 24, 1929 at the age of 25. there are also 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (David and Amos Harrington) , 2 sisters (Mrs. Isaac Flickinger and Mrs. Seth Eby). He was a man universally respected and loved by all who knew him. A neighbor not to be forgotten. His love for children was marked, and he alway greeted them with a cheery word. The funeral was held at the Olive Church, conducted by Brethren David A. Yoder and Silas Weldy. Text, Jno. 17: 4. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

      Gospel Herald Newspaper May 14, 1931 - Vol. XXIV, No.7 - page 159

  • Sources 
    1. [S255] Census - Indiana - 1880, Olive, Elkhart, Indiana Film 1254275 Page 281C.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, May 14, 1931 - Obituary of Jacob Harrington.

    3. [S1080] Census - Indiana - 1900, Enumeration district 0029 Sheet number and letter 14A Household id 251 Reference number 3 GSU film number 1240369 Image number 00856.
      Jacob Harrington Residence Wakarusa town, Elkhart, Indiana Birth date Jul 1859 Birth place Canada Eng Relationship to head-of-household Self Spouse name Mary A Harrington Spouse birth place Indiana Father birth place Pennsylvania Mother birth place Pennsylvania Race or color (expanded) White Gender Male Marital status Married Years married 17 Estimated marriage year 1883 Immigration year 1862

    4. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, September 15, 1894 - Obituary of Mary Harrington.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jul 1859 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Mar 1883 - , Elkhart Co., Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - day labourer - 1900 - Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: ill five weeks with ear trouble - May 1931 - Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Olive Cemetery, Olive Township, Elkhart Co., Indiana Link to Google Earth
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