James Patrick Fardy

25 August 1874–1948 (Age 73)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of James Patrick

James Patrick Fardy was born on 25 August 1874, in Wisconsin, United States as the son of Lawrence Fardy and Anna Fardy. He married Edith Martha Dresdow on 15 July 1903, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Ottawa, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States for about 5 years and Eagle, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States for about 30 years. He died in 1948, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Eagle, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Patrick Fardy
Edith Martha Dresdow
Marriage: 15 July 1903
Celia M Fardy
Lola B Fardy
James W Fardy
Inez Fardy

Spouse and Children

15 July 1903
Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States


    Celia M Fardy


    Lola B Fardy



    Inez Fardy


Parents and Siblings

    Lawrence Fardy


    Anna Fardy




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 9

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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

Cornish and English: habitational name from any of three places called Cardew, in the parishes of Trevalga and Warbstow, Cornwall, and in Cumbria. All are of Celtic origin, from cair, ker ‘fort’ + du ‘dark’, ‘black’.

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

Sources (3)

  • James Fardy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Fardy in household of Ora Langley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Fardy, "United States Census, 1940"

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