Ellen Florence Hardy

1888–1985 (Age 97)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ellen Florence

When Ellen Florence Hardy was born in 1888, in England, United Kingdom, her father, John Piercy Hardy, was 36 and her mother, Ellen McCarthy, was 29. She married Frederick Henry Thackway in 1915, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1985, in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 97.

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Frederick Henry Thackway
Ellen Florence Hardy
Marriage: 1915
Terence Ernest Thackway
Gerald Thackway
Joyce Thackway

Spouse and Children

England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    John Piercy Hardy


    Ellen McCarthy




    John Piercy Hardy


    William Hardy



World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 16

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 20

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 26

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and French: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from Old French, Middle English hardi ‘bold’, ‘courageous’ (of Germanic origin; compare Hard 1).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’.3 Scottish: variant spelling of Hardie 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen F Hardy in household of John P Hardy, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Ellen F Hardy in household of John P Hardy, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Ellen F Hardy in household of John P Hardy, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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