Hattie A Harker

Brief Life History of Hattie A

When Hattie A Harker was born in February 1870, in Wilton, Muscatine, Iowa, United States, her father, Daniel Harker, was 37 and her mother, Ann Elizabeth Ours, was 29. She married William Henry Griswold on 31 July 1894, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Bloomington, Muscatine, Iowa, United States in 1885 and Havana, Mason, Illinois, United States for about 42 years. She died on 7 February 1958, at the age of 88, and was buried in Havana, Mason, Illinois, United States.

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William Henry Griswold
Hattie A Harker
Marriage: 31 July 1894
Marjorie Griswold
Herbert Henry Griswold

Sources (15)

  • Hattie A Tarbill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hattie A. Harker, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1968"
  • Hattie A. Harker Tarbill, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning


habitational name either from Harker (now Harkerside) in Grinton parish (North Yorkshire), of uncertain etymology, or from Harker in Halsall parish (Lancashire), derived from Old English hār ‘hoar, gray’ or Old English hara ‘hare’ + Old Norse kjarr ‘marsh overgrown with brushwood’.

nickname for an eavesdropper or busybody, from an agent derivative of Middle English herkien ‘to listen’. The name seems to be attested in southwestern England.

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

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