Priscilla Richardson Hardesty

6 March 1886–2 August 1967 (Age 81)
Harrington, Kent, Delaware, United States

The Life of Priscilla Richardson

When Priscilla Richardson Hardesty was born on 6 March 1886, in Harrington, Kent, Delaware, United States, her father, William Garrettson Hardesty, was 30 and her mother, Eugenia A. Merriken, was 33. She married John Gilbert Thompson on 17 July 1917, in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, United States. She lived in District 13, Prince George's, Maryland, United States in 1920 and Colesville, Montgomery, Maryland, United States in 1930. She died on 2 August 1967, in Sandy Spring, Montgomery, Maryland, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Gilbert Thompson
Priscilla Richardson Hardesty
Marriage: 17 July 1917

Spouse and Children

17 July 1917
Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Garrettson Hardesty


    Eugenia A. Merriken




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · First U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain

Age 7

The first time that the rank of Ambassador was used was in 1893. When on March 30, 1893, Thomas F. Bayard was appointed Ambassador to Great Britain.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 22

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Hardisty Hill in the parish of Fewston, North Yorkshire, recorded in 1379 as Hardolfsty, from the Old English personal name Heardwulf (composed of the elements heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’ + wulf ‘wolf’) + Old English stīg ‘path’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Priscilla R Hardesty in household of Frances M Tyler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Priscilla H Thompson in household of John G Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Pricilla H Thompson in household of John G Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"

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