Harriet Jane Starkweather

8 May 1849–
Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Harriet Jane

When Harriet Jane Starkweather was born on 8 May 1849, in Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Jared Bracket Starkweather, was 35 and her mother, Mary Bailey, was 32. She married Edward Howard Hollister on 8 May 1872, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. She lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States for about 40 years.

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Edward Howard Hollister
Harriet Jane Starkweather
Marriage: 8 May 1872

Spouse and Children

8 May 1872
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 5

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 14

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

Age 32

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

English: unexplained. Perhaps a nickname for a stormy-tempered person. Compare Stark .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet Hollister in household of Ed Hollister, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harret J Starkweather in household of Jared Starkweather, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hattie J Starkweather in household of Jared B Starkweather, "United States Census, 1860"

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