John Ward Hollister

Male26 December 1831–5 September 1895

Brief Life History of John Ward

When John Ward Hollister was born on 26 December 1831, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Hiram Hollister, was 32 and his mother, Rachel Harmon, was 34. He married Emeline Cynthia Calkins on 25 January 1860, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 5 September 1895, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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John Ward Hollister
Emeline Cynthia Calkins
Marriage: 25 January 1860
John Ward Hollister
Marian Emeline Hollister
Wilbur Calkins Hollister

Sources (26)

  • John W Hollister, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John W Hollister, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • John Ward Hollister, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    25 January 1860New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 5

    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.


    Age 32

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Gloucestershire): nickname from a derivative of Old French holier ‘adulterer, lecher’. Compare Hollier .

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

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