Richard Chesley Hawthorne

February 1849–23 September 1921 (Age 72)
New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Richard Chesley

When Richard Chesley Hawthorne was born in February 1849, in New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Johnson Hawthorne, was 25 and his mother, Almira Medson Wharton, was 22. He married Ellen Caroline Gilson on 18 August 1880, in Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Kent, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada in 1851 and Grand Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States in 1860. He died on 23 September 1921, in Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States.

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Richard Chesley Hawthorne
Ellen Caroline Gilson
Marriage: 18 August 1880
Henry Garfield Hawthorne
Grace A Hawthorne

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18 August 1880
Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 5

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 19

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a bush or hedge of hawthorn (Old English haguþorn, hægþorn, i.e. thorn used for making hedges and enclosures, Old English haga, (ge)hæg), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Hawthorn in County Durham. In Scotland the surname originated in the Durham place name, and from Scotland it was taken to Ireland. This spelling is now found primarily in northern Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard C Hawthorn in household of Johnson Hawthorn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Richard Hawthorn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Richard S Hawthorne, "United States Census, 1920"

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