Hariet Whetzel

1840–
Lewis, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Hariet

When Hariet Whetzel was born in 1840, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States, her father, David D Wetzel, was 36 and her mother, Margaret Jane Hardman, was 27. She married Richard Dean on 15 August 1865.

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Richard Dean
1843–
Hariet Whetzel
1840–
Marriage: 15 August 1865

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MARRIAGE
15 August 1865

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 23

West Virginia was given statehood status with the "agreement" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 32

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Wetzel .

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

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