Ruth Hardesty

1842–5 April 1885 (Age 43)
Coshocton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Hardesty was born in 1842, in Coshocton, Ohio, United States, her father, Thomas Hardesty, was 52 and her mother, Frances Burris, was 43. She married Michael O'Connell on 18 February 1872, in Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio, United States. She lived in Washington Township, Coshocton, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. She died on 5 April 1885, in Coshocton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Chalfants, Hopewell Township, Perry, Ohio, United States.

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Michael O'Connell
Ruth Hardesty
Marriage: 18 February 1872

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18 February 1872
Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio, United States

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World Events (7)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 18

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Hardisty Hill in the parish of Fewston, North Yorkshire, recorded in 1379 as Hardolfsty, from the Old English personal name Heardwulf (composed of the elements heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’ + wulf ‘wolf’) + Old English stīg ‘path’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Hardesty in household of Thomas Hardesty, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ruth Hardesty in household of Thomas Hardesty, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruth Hardisty, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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