Harriett Ragsdale

about 1833–21 January 1910 (Age 77)
Daviess, Indiana, United States

The Life of Harriett

When Harriett Ragsdale was born about 1833, in Daviess, Indiana, United States, her father, Larkin Ragsdale, was 29 and her mother, Polly Palmer, was 26. She married George Washington Horrall on 12 November 1854, in Daviess, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Petersburg, Washington Township, Pike, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 21 January 1910, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Horrall
Harriett Ragsdale
Marriage: 12 November 1854
Joseph Esreth Horrall
Harriet Horrall
George Horrall
Hester Ann Horrall
Maletis Jane Horrall
Joseph Horrall
Belle Horrall

Spouse and Children

12 November 1854
Daviess, Indiana, United States


    Joseph Esreth Horrall


    Hester Ann Horrall


    Maletis Jane Horrall


    Harriet Horrall


    Joseph Horrall


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Larkin Ragsdale


    Polly Palmer





    John Perrin Ragsdale


    Douglas Ragsdale


    Hezekiah Ragsdale



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 3

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 23

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

Apparently an English habitational name from Ragdale in Leicestershire, which is probably named from Old English hraca ‘gully’, ‘narrow pass’ + dæl ‘valley’, ‘dale’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hariet Ragsdail in household of Joshua L Palmer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriet Horrall in household of George W Horrall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harriet Ragsdale, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"

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