James Harvey Archibald

Brief Life History 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

Sources (35)

  • James H Archibald, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Harvey Archibald, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • James H Archibald in entry for Matthew J and Benjamin F Good, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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

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

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a personal name, Archibald, of Anglo-Norman French and (ultimately) ancient 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.

History: This is the name of a leading Nova Scotia family, taken there by four brothers who emigrated from Londonderry, northern Ireland, in 1750–62.

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

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