William Wilson Hardy

22 February 1842–10 March 1905 (Age 63)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Wilson

When William Wilson Hardy was born on 22 February 1842, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Hardie Hardy, was 35 and his mother, Jean Janett Jeanett Wilson, was 31. He married Harriet Ann Wood on 25 December 1865, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to United States in 1855 and lived in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 March 1905, in Fielding, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Fielding City Cemetery, Fielding, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wilson Hardy
Harriet Ann Wood
Marriage: 25 December 1865
William John Hardy
Harriet A. Hardy
Edward Augustus Hardy
Robert James Hardy
Fannie Jannett Hardy
Alice Estella Hardy
Bertha Adelia Hardy
Clyde Cyril Hardy
Katie Ella Hardy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1865Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, and Walloon: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from Old French, Middle English hardi ‘bold, courageous’. The surname of Walloon origin is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium (mainly in Belgian Limburg). Compare Hard 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’.Americanized form of Swiss German Härdi: from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with hard ‘brave, strong’.

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

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    Sources (26)

    • Wilf* Hardy, "United States Census, 1900"
    • William Hardy in entry for Robert James Hardy and Florence Zitzman, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William Hardy in entry for William John Hardy, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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