Hiram Jonathan Hiskey

1 February 1847–8 September 1935 (Age 88)
Macungie, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Hiram Jonathan

When Hiram Jonathan Hiskey was born on 1 February 1847, in Macungie, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jonathan Hiskey, was 38 and his mother, Sophronia Bastian, was 37. He married Hester Anna Bahler on 21 August 1869, in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 8 September 1935, in Trexlertown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Trexlertown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Jonathan Hiskey
Hester Anna Bahler
Marriage: 21 August 1869
Clara Elizabeth Hiskey
Ellen Jane Hiskey

Spouse and Children

21 August 1869
Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 16

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUisce ‘descendant of Uisce’. Gaelic uisce means ‘water’, and for this reason the name has sometimes been Anglicized as Waters . However, it is more likely to be an altered form of Ó hUarghuis ‘descendant of Uarghus’, a personal name composed of elements meaning ‘cold’ + ‘vigor’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hiran J Stiskey in household of Clifford H D Koch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hiram Hiskey in household of Jonathan Hiskey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hiram Hiskey in household of Jonathan Hiskey, "United States Census, 1860"

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