James Thomas Hadley

1 April 1895–
Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James Thomas

When James Thomas Hadley was born on 1 April 1895, in Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Benjamin Hadley, was 30 and his mother, Clara P. Harner, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Hadley
1865–
Clara P. Harner
1865–
Raymond P Hadley
1892–
James Thomas Hadley
1895–
Wm J Hadley
1897–
Jennie Filman Hadley
1897–
Caroline W Hadley
1902–
Clara H Hadley
1906–

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Hadley

    Male1865–Male

    Clara P. Harner

    Female1865–Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 10

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

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 (1)

  • James Thomas Hadley, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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