|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1896|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 1955|
New York, USA
Actress. Annie (also known as Ann and Anna) Short Harrington left the south and found domestic work to support her children in central New York. She settled in Syracuse where she worked for a fraternity house at Syracuse University. Her fame was launched at a fairground in the area in 1935 where she was discovered by the Quaker Oats Company. She became the image of "Aunt Jemima." She died at the age of fifty- eight and is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse, New York. John Troy McQueen wrote a biography of her called "The story of Aunt Jemima.
Mrs. Harrington dies; 'Aunt Jemima' of area
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for Mrs. Anna Harrington, 58, of 117 Monroe St., who became widely known throughout Central New York as a demonstrator for Aunt Jemima pancake flour. She died Friday at her home following a short illness.
Services will be from her home at 1:30 p.m. and in Bethany Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.
A native of Bennettsville, S.C., Mrs. Harrington had lived in Syracuse for 25 years. As a demonstrator for the pancake concern, she appeared for many years at the New York State Fair.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs Laura Patterson, Mrs. Delores Hoffman and Mrs. Olivia Hunter, all of Syracuse; two sons, Levi and Daniel, both of Syracuse; four brothers, John, Samuel, Daniel and Ernest Short all of South Carolina; three sisters, Mrs. Titolia Bloomfield and Mrs. Lila Davis, both of Rockingham, N.C., and Mrs. Bessie Savannah of Bennettsville, S.C.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours at the home are today after 7 p.m. and one Monday.
Syracuse Herald American, October 23, 1955, page 59
Delores Dee Hoffman (1919 - 1962)*
Olivia Geneva Harrington Hunter (1923 - 1992)*
New York, USA
Plot: Sect H-4, plot #63
Created by: Diane LM
Record added: Jun 30, 2010
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