Lucy Elzada Hardy

24 February 1828–1 November 1913 (Age 85)
Belfast, Waldo, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Lucy Elzada

When Lucy Elzada Hardy was born on 24 February 1828, in Belfast, Waldo, Maine, United States, her father, Zachariah Hardy, was 28 and her mother, Eliza Ann Philbrook, was 20. She married Ezekiel Wells Cheney on 11 May 1848, in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 1 November 1913, in Irwin, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ririe, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezekiel Wells Cheney
Lucy Elzada Hardy
Marriage: 11 May 1848
Eliza Ann Cheney
Olive Elzada Cheney
Nancy Ellen Cheney
Elvira Cheney
Mary Jane Cheney
Elisha Cheney
Margaret Pernilly Cheney
Wells Ezekiel Cheney
William Dewey Cheney
Bathsheba Ezelphia Cheney
Aaron Hardy Cheney
Lucy Ann Cheney

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 May 1848Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 11
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition
    Age 23
    "In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

    Name Meaning

    English, French, and Walloon: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from Old French, Middle English hardi ‘bold, courageous’. The surname of Walloon origin is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium (mainly in Belgian Limburg). Compare Hard 2.Irish: in addition to being an importation of the English name, this is also found as an Anglicized form (by partial translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair ‘son of the hard lad’.Americanized form of Swiss German Härdi: from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with hard ‘brave, strong’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of Zachariah Hardy, his wife Eliza Philbrook and his family

    In a colonial town called Belfast, Waldo County, Maine of the shores of the Atlantic Ocean lived a seafaring family by the name of Hardy. They had migrated to America from Europe (probably Great Brita …

    Sources (53)

    • Lucy Cheney in household of Ezekiel Cheney, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Lucy E Cheney in entry for Newell Wilson and Lucy Cheney, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
    • Lucy E. H. Cheeney, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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