Joseph Napoleon Hardy

22 March 1840–17 March 1895 (Age 54)
Natchitoches, Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 November 1868
Orleans, Louisiana, United States
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

    Charles John Joseph Christopher Hardy

    Male1790–1843Male

    Madeleine Joséphine Tarby

    Female1807–1864Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1841

Age 1

George Grey appointed Governor of South Australia.
1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1867

Age 27

End of transportation to Western Australia.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and French: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from Old French, Middle English hardi ‘bold’, ‘courageous’ (of Germanic origin; compare Hard 1).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’.3 Scottish: variant spelling of Hardie 2.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Charles J Hardy, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Joe Le Roi in household of Auguste Le Roi, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Hardy, "United States Census, 1880"

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