John Wesley Handy

13 December 1870–10 August 1871
Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Handy was born on 13 December 1870, in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Daniel Andrew Handy, was 27 and his mother, Jennie A. Rayworth, was 29. He died on 10 August 1871, at the age of 0.

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Daniel Andrew Handy
Jennie A. Rayworth
Lillian M. Handy
Rodolpho M. Handy
Lillian L Handy
John Wesley Handy
Bessie Lillian Handy
Fred Wesley Handy

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Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English hondi ‘skillful with one's hands’, ‘dextrous’.

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

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  • John Wesley Handy, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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