Alva R Hardesty

March 1870–
Clay, Indiana, United States

The Life of Alva R

When Alva R Hardesty was born in March 1870, in Clay, Indiana, United States, his father, Greenville Penn Hardesty, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Caroline Adams, was 22. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Nevins Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1880.

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Greenville Penn Hardesty
Sarah Caroline Adams
Alva R Hardesty
Effa J Hardesty
Clark Boston Hardesty
Mary Edith Hardesty
Joe Derr Hardesty

Parents and Siblings

    Greenville Penn Hardesty


    Sarah Caroline Adams





    Effa J Hardesty


    Clark Boston Hardesty



    Joe Derr Hardesty


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 31

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Hardisty Hill in the parish of Fewston, North Yorkshire, recorded in 1379 as Hardolfsty, from the Old English personal name Heardwulf (composed of the elements heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’ + wulf ‘wolf’) + Old English stīg ‘path’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alvah R Hardesty in household of Green M Hardesty, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alva Hardesty in household of Green P Hardesty, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Alva R Hardesty - Published information: birth-name: Alva R Hardesty

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