Sydney Martha Harden

5 May 1851–1 October 1921 (Age 70)
Silver Springs, Marion, Florida, United States

The Life of Sydney Martha

When Sydney Martha Harden was born on 5 May 1851, in Silver Springs, Marion, Florida, United States, her father, Ira Harris Harden, was 35 and her mother, Martha Hall, was 34. She married Solomon James Peters on 31 December 1867, in Lady Lake, Lake, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Lemon City, Dade, Florida, United States in 1910 and Little River, Dade, Florida, United States in 1920. She died on 1 October 1921, in Melbourne, Brevard, Florida, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Miami City Cemetery, Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon James Peters
Sydney Martha Harden
Marriage: 31 December 1867
William Ira Peters
Thomas Jefferson Peters, Sr.
John Osceola Peters
James Sidney Peters
Louis Franklin Peters
Mattie Love Peters
Charles Arthur Peters
Dr. Edgar D. Peters
Hugh Gordon Peters, Sr.

Spouse and Children

31 December 1867
Lady Lake, Lake, Florida, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1852: Marion, Florida, United States

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 19

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

1 English (mainly southeastern England): habitational name from Harden in West Yorkshire, which gets its name from Old English hara ‘hare’ or hær ‘rock’ + denu ‘valley’. Harden in Staffordshire, recorded in the Middle Ages as Haworthyn, Harwerthyn (from Old English hēah ‘high’ + worðign ‘enclosure’), was probably not reduced to its modern form early enough to lie behind any examples of the surname.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair ( see Hardy ).3 North German: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name with the first element hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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Story Highlight

Peters family in Lemon City

from Lemon City: Pioneering on Biscayne Bay 1850-1925, by Thelma Peters, published in 1976 by Banyan Books. p.46 "Edgar Peters, a neighbor and friend, was a student of medicine at Emory University. …

Sources (3)

  • Sydney M Peters in household of Hugh Peters, "United States Census, 1920"
  • S M Peters in household of L J Peters, "Florida State Census, 1885"
  • Sydney M Peters, "United States Census, 1910"

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