Rachel Hadley

18 July 1858–30 September 1913 (Age 55)
Pleasant Plain, Jefferson, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary 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 Territory, 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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Rachel Hadley
Marriage: February 1902

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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
Age 3
Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
Age 5
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
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 (chiefly West Midlands): habitational name from either of two places named Hadley, in Worcestershire and Shropshire, or from either of two places named Hadleigh, in Essex and Suffolk. The first is named from the Old English personal name Hadda + lēah ‘wood’, ‘(woodland) clearing’; the other three are from Old English hǣð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + lēah.

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

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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 Howard, "United States Census, 1900"

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