Holmes Lawrence Hartzell

24 June 1870–2 December 1953 (Age 83)
Portland, Jay Co, IN, USA

The Life of Holmes Lawrence

When Holmes Lawrence Hartzell was born on 24 June 1870, his father, Jonas T Hartzell, was 24 and his mother, Rebecca Bergman, was 24. He married Lulu M. FRANKS on 27 April 1889, in Jay, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Portland, Jay, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Wayne Township, Jay, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. He died on 2 December 1953, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Holmes Lawrence Hartzell
Marriage: 27 April 1889
Rebecca Ellen Hartzell
William Eugene Hartzell
James Jennings HARTZELL
Jonas J Hartzell
Susan Elizabeth Hartzell

Spouse and Children

27 April 1889
Jay, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Jonas T Hartzell


    Rebecca Bergman




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

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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

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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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Herzel, which Brechenmacher derives from the personal name Harzelo.

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

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Sources (3)

  • H Lawrence Hartzell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lawrence Hartzell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laurence Hartzell, "United States Census, 1920"

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