Cordelia or Delia Hawley

14 December 1828–15 October 1882 (Age 53)
New York, United States

The Life of Cordelia or Delia

When Cordelia or Delia Hawley was born on 14 December 1828, in New York, United States, her father, Samuel P Hawley, was 48 and her mother, Hannah, was 47. She married Charles Ryan on 21 June 1853, in Jersey Township, Jersey, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 15 October 1882, at the age of 53, and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Charles Ryan
Cordelia or Delia Hawley
Marriage: 21 June 1853
Frank Ryan
Percival H Ryan
Charles Ryan Jr.
Walter Owen Ryan
Willie Ryan
Kennett Ryan
Parker Ryan

Spouse and Children

21 June 1853
Jersey Township, Jersey, Illinois, United States


    Frank Ryan


    Charles Ryan Jr.


    Walter Owen Ryan


    Percival H Ryan


    Willie Ryan


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 4

The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the "British Band", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis.

Age 18

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

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Hawley. One in Kent is named with Old English hālig ‘holy’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, and would therefore have once been the site of a sacred grove. One in Hampshire has as its first element Old English h(e)all ‘hall’, ‘manor’, or healh ‘nook’, ‘corner of land’. However, the surname is common in South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, and may principally derive from a lost place near Sheffield named Hawley, from Old Norse haugr ‘mound’ + Old English lēah ‘clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Cordelia H Ryan in household of Charles Ryan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Delia Hawley in household of Aley B Morean, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Delia Ryan in household of Chas Ryan, "United States Census, 1870"

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