Milton Waldo Hanchett

Male12 July 1822–28 December 1904

Brief Life History of Milton Waldo

When Milton Waldo Hanchett was born on 12 July 1822, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Dr. John Wilkes Hanchett, was 47 and his mother, Margaret Granger, was 32. He married Martha Anna Huntington on 27 June 1848, in Owego, Tioga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 28 December 1904, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Milton Waldo Hanchett
Martha Anna Huntington
Marriage: 27 June 1848
Fanny Zellina Hanchett
Henry Granger Hanchett
Addie Elvira Hanchett

Sources (10)

  • Milton W Hanchett, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Waldo Hanchett, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Milton Waldo Hanchett in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current - Memorial ID #74370990

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1848Owego, Tioga, New York, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 3

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

    Age 7

    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.


    Age 24

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

    Name Meaning

    English (Essex): habitational name from Hanchett Hall in Haverhill (Suffolk), which possibly means the ‘cockeral's hatch’ or ‘Hana's hatch’, from Old English hana ‘cockeral’ or the Old English personal name Hana with the same meaning + connective -ing- + hæc(c) ‘hatch, a gate’.

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

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