William Farrel Hollingsworth

12 June 1860–28 August 1933 (Age 73)
Quaker, Vermillion, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Farrel

When William Farrel Hollingsworth was born on 12 June 1860, in Quaker, Vermillion, Indiana, United States, his father, David Hollingsworth, was 29 and his mother, Martha Ellen McCool, was 24. He married Clara Belle Sykes on 3 November 1881. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Elwood Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 28 August 1933, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Forest Park Cemetery, Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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William Farrel Hollingsworth
Clara Belle Sykes
Marriage: 3 November 1881
Lawrence Walter Hollingsworth
Charley David Hollingsworth
Ivan Hollingsworth
Faril William Hollingsworth

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3 November 1881


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: habitational name from places in Cheshire and Lancashire called Hollingworth, from Old English hole(g)n ‘holly’ + worð ‘enclosure’. The surname was taken to Ireland in the 17th century.2 Jewish (American): presumably an Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William F Hollingsworth in household of David Hollingsworth, "United States Census, 1870"
  • W F Hollingworth, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Hollingsworth, "United States Census, 1900"

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