Harriet L Ordway

Female19 November 1878–29 December 1966

Brief Life History of Harriet L

When Harriet L Ordway was born on 19 November 1878, in Stanton Township, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States, her father, George Henry Ordway, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Eager Crooks, was 31. She married John Francis Tosney on 8 December 1908, in St. Anthony, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Orford, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States in 1900. She died on 29 December 1966, in Northfield, Rice, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Northfield, Rice, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Francis Tosney
1877–1945
Harriet L Ordway
1878–1966
Marriage: 8 December 1908
Winifred Tosney
1912–1990
Katherine Eileen Tosney
1914–1985
Helen Marie Tosney
1915–1969
Gertrude Harriet Tosney
1919–1955
Robert O Tosney
1922–2006

Sources (25)

  • Hattie E Ordway in household of Charles H Munn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Kelly Ordway, "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980"
  • Harriett E Ordway, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 December 1908St. Anthony, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    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.

    1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

    Age 6

    After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 23

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Ordwy, Ordwic (from Old English Ordwīg, composed of the elements ord ‘point, spear’ + wīg ‘war’).

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

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