Robert Henry Wardrop

26 November 1872–
Cleveland Township, Leelanau, Michigan, United States

The Life of Robert Henry

When Robert Henry Wardrop was born on 26 November 1872, in Cleveland Township, Leelanau, Michigan, United States, his father, William Brown Wardrop, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Limerick Wardrop, was 23. He lived in Central Lake Township, Antrim, Michigan, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

William Brown Wardrop
Margaret Limerick Wardrop
Karl Wardrop
Mary Eva Wardrop
Robert Henry Wardrop
Thomas Edward Wardrop
William Horace Wardrop

Parents and Siblings

    William Brown Wardrop


    Margaret Limerick Wardrop




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 7

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 31

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

Scottish: metonymic occupational name for someone who was in charge of the garments worn by a feudal lord and his household, from Norman French warde(r) ‘to keep or guard’ + robe ‘garment’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert H Wardrop in household of William B Wardrop, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robert Henry Wardrop, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Robert Henry Wardrop, "Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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