Rachel Jane Bales

February 1839–1917 (Age 77)
Hendricks, Indiana, United States

The Life of Rachel Jane

When Rachel Jane Bales was born in February 1839, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States, her father, William Bales I, was 44 and her mother, Susannah Morris, was 39. She married John Hale on 19 July 1857, in Story, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Nevada, Story, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Colo, Story, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died in 1917, in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Hale
Rachel Jane Bales
Marriage: 19 July 1857
Sarah F. Hale
Winfield (William) Porter Hale
Susanna A. Hale
William Henry Harrison Hale
Charles Elmer Hale
John Grant Hale
Mary Susanna Hale
Lulu Ann Hale
Grace Hale

Spouse and Children

19 July 1857
Story, Iowa, United States



    William Henry Harrison Hale


    Charles Elmer Hale



    John Grant Hale


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Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 15

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 22

Kansas is the 34th state

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Bailes .2 Czech (Baleš) and Slovak (Báleš): from a pet form of Bal, a shortened form of the personal name Baltazar .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel J Hail in household of Jno Hail, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachel J Hale in household of John Hale, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rachel J Bayles in household of William Bayles, "United States Census, 1850"

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