William Hendrickson Hosea

31 December 1847–19 February 1918 (Age 70)
Orange, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Hendrickson

When William Hendrickson Hosea was born on 31 December 1847, in Orange, Indiana, United States, his father, Norman Hosea, was 23 and his mother, Jenetta McWilliams, was 19. He married Ella Sharp on 8 June 1871, in Scott, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Union Township, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Monroe Township, Clark, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 19 February 1918, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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William Hendrickson Hosea
Ella Sharp
Marriage: 8 June 1871
Geneva Hosea
Maxwell F Hosea
John L Hosea

Spouse and Children

8 June 1871
Scott, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 4

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 19

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

English: from the Biblical personal name Hosea.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Hosea in household of Norman Hosea, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William H Hosea, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William H Hosea, "United States Census, 1900"

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