Franklin Lafferty Hardesty

16 April 1909–12 December 1963 (Age 54)
Garnett, Anderson, Kansas, United States

The Life of Franklin Lafferty

Franklin Lafferty Hardesty was born on 16 April 1909, in Garnett, Anderson, Kansas, United States. He married Retta Velma David on 10 April 1944, in Washington, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Prairie Grove, Washington, Arkansas, United States in 1944. He died on 12 December 1963, in Washington, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Prairie Grove, Washington, Arkansas, United States.

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Franklin Lafferty Hardesty
Retta Velma David
Marriage: 10 April 1944

Spouse and Children

10 April 1944
Washington, Arkansas, United States

World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 13

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 18

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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  • Franklin L Hardesty, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Franklin L. Hardesty, "Find A Grave Index"

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