Harriett Ragsdale

Female26 August 1836–13 January 1905

Brief Life History of Harriett

When Harriett Ragsdale was born on 26 August 1836, in Harrison Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States, her father, Larkin Ragsdale, was 31 and her mother, Polly Palmer, was 29. 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 Steele Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Veale Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States in 1900. She died on 13 January 1905, in Daviess, Indiana, United States, at the age of 68.

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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

Sources (6)

  • Hariett Thomas in household of John A Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harriett Horrell, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Harriet Thomas in household of John A Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1854Daviess, Indiana, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries 1841: Daviess, Indiana, United States


    Age 10

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

    Age 20

    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

    English (Nottinghamshire): habitational name from Ragdale (Leicestershire). The placename appears to derive from Old English hraca ‘throat, gulley, narrow pass’ (genitive hracan) + Old Norse dalr ‘valley’. From the 16th century onward the more common form of the surname is Ragsdale with an intrusive -s-.

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

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