Rachael Huddleston

Brief Life History of Rachael

When Rachael Huddleston was born in December 1832, in Indiana, United States, her father, Myers Huddleston, was 30 and her mother, Mary Kelley, was 26. She married Absalom Hollingsworth on 15 August 1878, in Jefferson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Polk Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 20 July 1908, at the age of 75, and was buried in Packwood, Jefferson, Iowa, United States.

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Absalom Hollingsworth
Rachael Huddleston
Marriage: 15 August 1878
Myrtle Hollingworth

Sources (9)

  • Rachel Holingsworth in household of Absalom Holingsworth, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Rachel Huddleston, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Rachel Huddleston Hollingsworth, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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

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

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: habitational name from Huddleston (Yorkshire), from an Old English personal name Hūdel (genitive Hūdeles; see Huddle ) + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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