Cenia Hauke Dykes Arrington (1821 - 1913)



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in Warsaw, Warszawa County, Masovian Voivodeship Poland


in Warsaw, Warszawa County, Masovian Voivodeship Poland


on in Wood County, Texas United States
Cause of death: Stroke

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at Arrington Family Cemetery, in Winnsboro, Wood County, Texas United States


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Father: Johann Moritz Hauke
Parent: Sophie LaFontaine
Siblings: Julia Teresa Hauke

Partner: William Robert Arrington, Jr.
Children with William: William Robert Arrington, Iii, Easter Elizabeth (Arrington) Scarbrough, Mary Arrington, Susan (Arrington) Allen, Julia Ann Arrington, Elizabeth Arrington Bryan, Bartenia Arrington, Emmaline (Arrington) Tillery, James B. Arrington, Martha Arrington Kennington, Rebecca Arrington Folmar, and Lydia (Arrington) Burcalow


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1821 - In the year that Cenia Hauke Dykes Arrington was born, on May 5th, former Emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte, died in exile on Saint Helena - ruled by the British - perhaps of stomach cancer. Supposedly, his last words were "France, army, head of the army, Joséphine".

1842 - At the age of 21 years old, Cenia was alive when in January, William E. Clarke - a medical student at Berkshire Medical College - became the first person to use an inhaled anesthetic. He administered the anesthetic to pull a tooth.

1852 - Cenia was 31 years old when on February 11th, the first women's public toilet was opened in London. Paris had public toilets much sooner and Berlin had opened one in 1820.

1903 - When she was 82 years old, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

1913 - In the year of Cenia Hauke Dykes Arrington's passing, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.


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Cenia Hauke Dykes Arrington, mother to 12 children, passed away on January 7, 1913 in Texas at 91 years old. Her family lists the cause of death as: stroke. She was buried in Arrington Family Cemetery, Winnsboro, Texas. Cenia was born on March 13, 1821 in Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship Poland. She was born to Johann Moritz Hauke and Sophie LaFontaine, with sibling Julia. Cenia 's partner was William Robert Arrington, Jr.. and they gave birth to William Robert Arrington, Iii, Easter Elizabeth (Arrington) Scarbrough, Mary Arrington, Susan (Arrington) Allen, Julia Ann Arrington, Elizabeth Arrington Bryan, Bartenia Arrington, Emmaline (Arrington) Tillery, James B. Arrington, Martha Arrington Kennington, Rebecca Arrington Folmar, and Lydia (Arrington) Burcalow.

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