Dr Mark Raymond Harrington

Dr Mark Raymond Harrington

Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Death 30 Jun 1971 (aged 88)
San Fernando, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 15770093 · View Source
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Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Author and Curator Emeritus of the Southwest Musem.

Mark Raymond Harrington, or "Raymond" as he liked to be called, was born on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His father, Mark Walrod Harrington, was curator of the university museum and taught geology, mathematics, botany and French. His mother was Rose Martha Smith Harrington.

From his earliest years he was fascinated by native American culture, and local Indian friends helped him learn some of their language.

In 1928, Harrington became curator of the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles. In 1930, he purchased and restored the Andres Pico Adobe, once home to Andres Pico, on what was once Rancho San Fernando. He and his wife Endeka lived in the house until the mid 1940s. The Adobe now houses the Mark Harrington Library which is available for research.

In 1938 under his leadership restoration of the San Fernando Mission began. He established the Friends of the Mission, who began restoration with the help of other organizations and groups that included the Native Daughters of the Golden West and the Women's Auxiliary of the Los Angeles Chapter. The refurbished site was rededicated in 1941.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Mark Raymond Harrington (6 Jul 1882–30 Jun 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15770093, citing San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by KRW (contributor 46517473) .