Lawson Hardesty


Brief Life History of Lawson

When Lawson Hardesty was born in 1858, in Illinois, United States, his father, Cyrus W Hardesty, was 21 and his mother, Mary Jane Carter, was 17. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Blandinsville Township, McDonough, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Cyrus W Hardesty
Mary Jane Carter
Lawson Hardesty
Francis Hardesty
Pearl Hardesty
William M. Hardesty
Adonija C Hardesty
Theodore F. Hardisty
Prince Albert Hardisty
Purl Milton Hardisty

Sources (3)

  • Losson Hardesty in household of F G Carter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lawson Hardesty in household of Cyrus Hardesty, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lawson Hardesty in household of Cyrus W Hardesty, "United States Census, 1870"

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World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

Age 0

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

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.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 32

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Hardisty Hill in Fewston (Yorkshire), from the Old English personal name Heardwulf (composed of the elements heard ‘hardy, brave, strong’ + wulf ‘wolf’) + Old English stīg ‘path, narrow road’. Compare Hardester and Hardisty .

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

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