Joseph Baxter Hastings

Male25 May 1883–20 April 1957

Brief Life History of Joseph Baxter

When Joseph Baxter Hastings was born on 25 May 1883, in Abbotts Creek Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, his father, Francis Cornelius Hastings, was 32 and his mother, Cornelia Ann Sapp, was 21. He married Treva Lavada Williard in 1896, in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Kernersville, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1957. He died on 20 April 1957, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States.

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Joseph Baxter Hastings
Treva Lavada Williard
Marriage: 1896

Sources (18)

  • Baxter J Hastings, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Baxter Hastings - Government record: birth: about 1885; North Carolina, United States
  • Baxter Hastings, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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  • Marriage
    1896Forsyth, North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

    Age 14

    In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 20

    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

    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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