John Ward Hollister

26 December 1831–5 September 1895 (Age 63)
New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary 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

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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: occupational name for a brothelkeeper; originally a feminine form of Hollier .

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

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Sources (26)

  • John W Hollister, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ward Hollister in household of Hiram Hollister, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Warren Hollister in household of Hiram Hollister, "United States Census, 1850"

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