James Harvey Archibald

12 November 1830–29 January 1899 (Age 68)
Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of James Harvey

When James Harvey Archibald was born on 12 November 1830, in Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Alexander Kent Archibald, was 28 and his mother, Janet Harvey, was 25. He married Lucy Lavinia Hoisington on 25 November 1861, in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1899. He died on 29 January 1899, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Harvey Archibald
1830–1899
Lucy Lavinia Hoisington
1836–1907
Marriage: 25 November 1861
Norman Hoisington Archibald
1862–1916
Carlos Harlow Archibald
1867–1868
Sarah Lizzie Archibald
1869–1947
George Howard Archibald
1874–1929
Anna Belle Archibald
1879–1975

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 November 1861
Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States
children

(5)

    Male1862–1916Male

    Carlos Harlow Archibald

    Male1867–1868Male

    Sarah Lizzie Archibald

    Female1869–1947Female

    George Howard Archibald

    Male1874–1929Male

    Female1879–1975Female

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Kent Archibald

    Male1802–1889Male

    Female1805–1882Female

siblings

(11)

    David W. Archibald

    Male1826–Male

    Alice McKay Archibald

    Female1826–1907Female

    Male1830–1899Male

    Margaret Harvey Archibald

    Female1832–1880Female

    Elizabeth Archibald

    Female1834–1905Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

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 6

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.
1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Age 30

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

Name Meaning

Scottish: from a Scottish personal name, Archibald, of Anglo-Norman French and (ultimately) Continental Germanic origin ( see Archambault ). In the Highlands of Scotland it was taken as an Anglicized equivalent of the Gaelic personal name Gille Easbaig ‘servant of the bishop’ ( see Gillespie ), probably because of the approximate phonetic similarity between Arch(i)bald and easbaig. Both Archibald and Gillespie are personal names much favored among Clan Campbell.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James H Archibald, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James H Archibald in household of A R Archibald, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James H. in entry for Norman H. Archibald and Mattie A. P. Baker, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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