Hester C. Holdaway

Brief Life History of Hester C.

When Hester C. Holdaway was born about 1846, in Illinois, United States, her father, Daniel C. Holdaway, was 42 and her mother, Rebecca Voyles, was 37. She lived in Staunton, Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Madison, Illinois, United States in 1860.

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Daniel C. Holdaway
Rebecca Voyles
Sarah Ann Holdaway
Elizabeth Holdaway
Samuel B. Holdaway
Oliver G Holdaway
Hester C. Holdaway
Daniel Holdaway
Martha Jane Holdaway
Mary C Holdaway
Mariah Emma Holdaway
Rebecca Ellen Holdaway

Sources (4)

  • Hester C Holaway in household of Rubecco Holaway, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hester Holdaway in household of Daniel C Holdaway, "United States Census, 1850"
  • 1860 US Census (Ancestry) Rebecca Holdaway (Holaway)

World Events (8)


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


In 1875 the voters of the county of Madison adopted the township system of county government.

1877 · The First Workers Strike

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Name Meaning

English (Hampshire): variant of Holloway .

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

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