Willis Halstead

1853–1946 (Age 93)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Willis

When Willis Halstead was born in 1853, in New York, United States, his father, Nehemiah Halsted, was 48 and his mother, Julia Amanada Sharpsteen, was 34. He married Virginia Dare Consall on 8 May 1883, in Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess, New York, United States in 1860 and Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States in 1920. He died in 1946, at the age of 93.

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Willis Halstead
Virginia Dare Consall
Marriage: 8 May 1883
Mamie Halsted
Virginia Dare Consall Halstead

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 May 1883Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 10
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 28
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from any of various places bearing this name, for example in Essex (Haltesteda in Domesday Book), Kent, and Leicestershire, all of which are probably named from Old English h(e)ald ‘refuge, shelter’ + stede ‘site’, or possibly Hawstead in Suffolk, which has the same origin. However, the name is now most frequent in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where it is from High Halstead in Burnley, named as the ‘site of a hall’, from Middle English hal(le) + sted(des), stud(es) ‘hall buildings’ (Old English h(e)all ‘hall’ + stede ‘place’).

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Willis Halsted in household of Nehemiah Halsted, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Willis Halstead in household of Ralph Benton Slee, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Willis Halsted in entry for Halsted, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"

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