Godfrey Case Hastings

7 November 1834–29 August 1887 (Age 52)
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Godfrey Case

When Godfrey Case Hastings was born on 7 November 1834, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, his father, Reuben W. John Hastings, was 23 and his mother, Frances Mary Wickham, was 20. He married Selina Elizabeth Cole in 1870. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Carlton, Orleans, New York, United States for about 5 years and Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1863. He died on 29 August 1887, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States.

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Godfrey Case Hastings
Selina Elizabeth Cole
Marriage: 1870
Albert Nathaniel Hastings Sr
John Kirk Hastings
Bertie Hastings
Edna Pearl Hastings
Verna Elizabeth Hastings

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    Bertie Hastings


    Edna Pearl Hastings


    Verna Elizabeth Hastings


Parents and Siblings



    Noah W Hastings



    William J Hastings



    Mary Francis Hastings


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World Events (7)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 3

Michigan is the 26th state.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 20

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim 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.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from Hastings, a place in Sussex, on the south coast of England, near which the English army was defeated by the Normans in 1066 . It is named from Old English Hǣstingas ‘people of Hǣsta’. The surname was taken to Scotland under William the Lion in the latter part of the 12th century. It also assimilated some instances of the native Scottish surname Harestane ( see Hairston ).2 English: variant of Hasting .3 Irish (Connacht): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistín ‘descendant of Oistín’, the Gaelic form of Augustine ( see Austin ).

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

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Life Details

He was the son of Reuben & Frances Mary "Fannie" (Wickham) Hastings. He came from Canada to Orleans County, New York prior to 1840. He was a Civil War (Union) Veteran who Served in 8th New York Heavy …

Sources (3)

  • Godfrey Hastings in household of Ruben Hastings, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Godfrey Hastings, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Godfrey Hastings in household of Reuben Hastings, "New York, State Census, 1855"

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