Lydia Tolman Hathaway

2 April 1849–12 December 1914 (Age 65)
Canton, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life of Lydia Tolman

When Lydia Tolman Hathaway was born on 2 April 1849, in Canton, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Peter Tolman Hathaway, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Howard Austin, was 39. She married Charles Winslow Walker on 4 December 1875, in Oxford, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870. She died on 12 December 1914, at the age of 65, and was buried in Canton, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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Charles Winslow Walker
Lydia Tolman Hathaway
Marriage: 4 December 1875
Frank Leslie Walker
Charles Walker
Minnie A. Walker
Jennie L. Walker
Lillian Maud Walker
Alfonso Goding Walker
Ella May Walker

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4 December 1875
Oxford, Maine, United States


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World Events (8)

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 2

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 18

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly central southern England and South Wales):2 topographic name for someone who lived by a path across a heath, from Middle English hathe ‘heath’ + weye ‘way’.3 from an (apparently rare) Old English female personal name, Heaðuwīg, composed of the elements heaðu ‘strife’, ‘contention’ + wīg ‘war’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia T Walker in household of Charles W Walker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lydia T Walker in household of Charles W Walker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lydia T Hathaway in household of Peter T Hathaway, "United States Census, 1860"

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