Hastings

Brief Life History of Hastings

When Hastings was born on 26 October 1874, in Highland, Ohio, United States, his father, John Hastings, was 55 and his mother, Elizabeth Workman, was 37.

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Family Time Line

John Hastings
1819–1900
Elizabeth Workman
1837–1904
Thomas G. Hastings
1857–1926
John William Hastings
1859–1931
James Hastings
1861–1874
Mary Hastings
1863–1897
Warren Hastings
1868–1868
Melvin Hastings
1872–1932
Hastings
1874–
Laura Hastings
1879–1948

Sources (1)

  • Hasting, "Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962"

World Events (3)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

1953

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law recognizing that Ohio was admitted into the Union, since it had previously slipped through the cracks. The official date of admittance was agreed upon as March 1, 1803, ratified as of May 19, 1953.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from Hastings (Sussex), near which the English army was defeated by the Normans in 1066. The placename derives from an Old English personal name Hǣsta + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas. In the latter part of the 12th century, at the time of William the Lion, the surname was taken to Scotland, where it assimilated instances of the native Scottish surname Harestane.

English: variant of Hasting with Middle English genitival -s.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistín ‘descendant of Oistín’, the Gaelic form of the personal name Augustine (see Austin ).

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

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