Henry Ramsdell

about 1842–
Bristol Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Ramsdell was born about 1842, in Bristol Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, his father, Leland Ramsdell, was 26 and his mother, Phebe King, was 24. He lived in Cleveland Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States in 1880.

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Leland Ramsdell
Phebe King
Henry Ramsdell
Harriet Ramsdell
Chandler Leland Ramsdell
Emerson Milton Ramsdell
Lyman Ramsdell
Sherman Ramsdell
Addison G. Ramsdell
Albert Ramsdell

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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 9

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.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 33

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name, possibly from Ramsdell in Hampshire, but more likely from Ramsdale, a place in North Yorkshire, named from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ (or possibly the genitive case of the byname Ram(m) ‘ram’) + dæl ‘valley’, or from Ramsdale Farm in Arnold, Nottinghamshire. Compare Ransdell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Ramsdel in household of Lelland Ramsdel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Ramsdell in household of Leland Ramsdell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Ramsdell in household of Phebe Ramsdell, "United States Census, 1880"

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