Joseph Napoleon Hardy

Brief Life History of Joseph Napoleon

When Joseph Napoleon Hardy was born on 22 March 1840, in Natchitoches, Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States, his father, Charles John Joseph Christopher Hardy, was 50 and his mother, Madeleine Joséphine Tarby, was 32. He married Marie Marguerite Lafaye on 20 November 1868, in Orleans, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States in 1840. He registered for military service in 1861. His occupation is listed as salesman, wholesale drug and grocery firm in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He died on 17 March 1895, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Napoleon Hardy
1840–1895
Marie Marguerite Lafaye
1846–1935
Marriage: 20 November 1868
Charles Joseph Hardy
1869–1944
Wilfred George Hardy
1872–1901
Arthur Peter Hardy
1874–1924
Samuel Joseph Tilden Hardy
1876–1953
Marie Lillian Hardy
1879–1931
Marie Florence Hardy
1881–1955
Matthew Wallace Hardy
1883–1966
Joseph Napoleon Hardy II
1886–1955
Beulah Marguerite Hardy
1889–1958
Hazel Louise Hardy
1893–1960

Sources (88)

  • Charles J Hardy, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Napoleon Hardy - Government record: birth-name: Joseph Napoleon Hardy
  • Joseph W Hardy, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"

World Events (8)

1841

George Grey appointed Governor of South Australia.

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1867

End of transportation to Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English, French, and Walloon: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from Old French, Middle English hardi ‘bold, courageous’. The surname of Walloon origin is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium (mainly in Belgian Limburg). Compare Hard 2.

Irish: in addition to being an importation of the English name, this is also found as an Anglicized form (by partial translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair ‘son of the hard lad’.

Americanized form of Swiss German Härdi: from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with hard ‘brave, strong’.

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

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