Rachel Hadley

Female18 July 1858–30 September 1913

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Hadley was born on 18 July 1858, in Pleasant Plain, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, her father, Jonathan Hadley, was 47 and her mother, Jane Holladay, was 43. She married Zane Paxson on 17 July 1881, in Black Hawk Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. She lived in Woods, Oklahoma, United States in 1900 and Sigel, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 30 September 1913, in Clifton, Mesa, Colorado, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Friends Cemetery, Richland Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States.

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Nathan Passmore Hobson
Rachel Hadley
Marriage: February 1902

Sources (11)

  • Rachel Hadley in household of Jonathan Hadley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachel Hadley in household of Jonathan Hadley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rachel Hadley, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    February 1902North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 9

    Historical Boundaries: 1867: Shelby, Illinois, United States

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 17

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from either of three places called Hadley, in Worcestershire and Shropshire, or from either of two places called Hadleigh, in Essex and Suffolk, or Monken Hadley in Middlesex. The first is named from the Old English personal name Hadda + lēah ‘wood, (woodland) clearing’; the others are from Old English hǣth ‘heathland, heather’ + lēah.

    In some cases also Native American (Navajo): variant of Hatathlie ‘singer (i.e. medicine man)’. Compare Singer 5.

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

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