Hattie Walfoord

1874–1941 (Age 67)
Darke, Ohio, United States

The Life of Hattie

When Hattie Walfoord was born in 1874, in Darke, Ohio, United States, her father, Berend Walford, was 41 and her mother, Johanna Gezena Prange, was 36. She married Owen McDorman in 1892, in South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Wallace, Codington, South Dakota, United States in 1920. She died in 1941, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Owen McDorman
Hattie Walfoord
Marriage: 1892
Addie McDorman
Jennie McDorman
Alice McDorman
Bernice McDorman
Charles McDorman
William Mcdorman

Spouse and Children

South Dakota, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Berend Walford


    Johanna Gezena Prange




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 9

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Dutch: perhaps an altered form of Welvaart, Welvaert, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wolf ‘wolf’ + hart ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’, or willo ‘will’, ‘wish’ + fridu ‘peace’. If this is correct, the second element has been assimilated by folk etymology to the Dutch word voord ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hattie Walford in household of Barney Walford, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hattie Mcdorman in household of Owen Mcdorman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hattie Mcdorman in household of Owen Mcdorman, "United States Census, 1910"

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