William H. Hastings

William H. Hastings

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William H. Hastings
Born [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Dillsburg, York, Pennsylvania, USAmap
Died in Highspire, PAmap
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Biography

This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

Name

Name: William H. /Hastings/[1][2][3][4][5]
Name: William /Hastings/[6]

Found multiple versions of NAME. Using William H. /Hastings/.

Birth

Birth:
Date: 15 SEP 1855[7][8][9][10][11]

Death

Death:
Date: 04 JAN 1930
Place: Highspire, PA[12][13][14]
Cause: Heart Attack

Burial

Burial:
Date: 04 JAN 1930
Place: Highspire Cemetery, Lower Swatara Twp, Dauphin Co., PA, Lot SL 15,4, Site 398[15]

EMPLOY

EMPLOY Pennsylvania Steel Company ( became Bethlehem Steel Co., Steelton Plant)[16]

Occupation

Occupation: Blacksmith

Residence

Residence:
Date: 1920
Place: Highspire, Dauphin, Pennsylvania[17]
Residence:
Date: 1880
Place: South Middleton, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States[18]
Residence:
Date: 1910
Place: Highspire, Dauphin, Pennsylvania[19]
Residence:
Date: 1890
Place: Harrisburg, PA[20]
Residence:
Date: 1890
Place: Steelton, PA[21]

Note

Note: #N178

Marriage

Husband: William H. Hastings
Wife: Frances Elmira Zell
Child: Sarah Emma Hastings
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Joseph Albert Hastings
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Clyde Ehrisman Hastings
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Nora Annie Hastings
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: George William Hastings
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Robert Thomas Hastings
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Ada Frances Hastings
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Frank Weston Hastings
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Edgar Charles Hastings
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Hetty Jane Hastings
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Walter Lawrence Hastings
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Marriage: by Mr. J.Q. A. Fullerton, Prysbyterian Pastor
Date: 06 AUG 1876
Place: Dillsburg, York, Pennsylvania, USA[22]

Sources

  • WikiTree profile Hastings-472 created through the import of Donald Ruth.2011-10-15.ged on Oct 15, 2011 by Don Ruth. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Don and others.
  • Source: S116 Title: William Hastings Obituary Publication: Name: unknown; Repository: #R6
  • Repository: R6 Name: Donald Ruth genealogy papers Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S122 Title: Hastings Bible Repository: #R6 NOTECopy of bible front matter provided by Donald Hastings, Sep 2011
  • Source: S38 Author: Ancestry.com Title: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Directories, 1887-90 Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000; Repository: #R1
  • Repository: R1 Name: www.ancestry.com Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S45 Author: Edgar Hastings Title: The Hastings Family Publication: Name: Private Correspondence;
  • Source: S46 Author: Transcription by Charles E. Fies and Richard Billet Title: Highspire Cemetery Listings Publication: Name: Online, The USGenWeb Project;
  • Source: S5 Author: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Title: 1880 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010; Repository: #R1 NOTETenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Source: S8 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1910 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S9 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1920 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010; Repository: #R1

Notes

Note N178Eveline Barrick gave birth to William when she was just shy of 16 years of age. We don't know who William's father was, or if he was married to Eveline. However, since William was given the surname Hastings, that must have been his father's name. He was living in a household headed by J. Farenbaugh, age 68, in Middlesex Township, Cumberland County (Carlisle area) in 1860. He may have been with his grandmother Hester (Hetty) Barrick. The 1860 Census lists an Esther Banack working as a housekeeper. Name accuracy in 19th Century Census records is notoriously inaccurate. Her daughter Sarah Banack also lived with her mother. Eveline has a disabled sister Sarah who lived with her mother.
In the 1870 Census William is living with Joseph and Catharine Farenbaugh. Joseph, age 54, is probably J. Farenbaugh's son. He was a blacksmith, and that is probably where William learned the blacksmith trade. The Joseph Farenbaugh family lived in Monroe Township, southeast of Carlisle.
According to his son Edgar, William was raised by family named Landis who lived in Churchtown, Cumberland County, PA. The family that raised him belonged to the Dunkard Church. It is clear from information provided by Edgar and his niece Ella Mae Schiefer that this Landis family lived close to the Joseph Farenbaugh family in Monroe Township. Monroe Township includes the Churchtown area identified by Edgar Hastings. It could be that William was taken in by the Landis family sometime after 1860 and was apprenticed to Joseph Farenbaugh.
Apparently William knew who his mother was. His obituary mentioned his stepfather Philip Beidel and half brother John Beidel and half sister Anna Waidley. Eveline married Philip in 1866 and they had five children. Anna Waidley was also mentioned by Edgar Hasting as William's sister in his Hastings family history.
William learned the blacksmith trade, and had a blacksmith shop where he shod horses, mules, and occasionally oxen. He shows up in Harrisburg, PA city directories, 1887-1890, operating blacksmith shops in Harrisburg and Steelton.
He moved to Illinois before the turn of the century, but only stayed one year. They returned to Steelton, PA, and William accepted a job as a stationary engineer at the pumping station near Highspire. He later worked as a machine blacksmith for the Pennsylvania Steel Co. (later Bethlehem Steel).
He took courses through the Scranton Correspondence School and became proficient in a number of trades including plumbing, electrical work, laying concrete walks, building septic tanks, poultry raising, farming, carpentry, fruit growing, and horticulture.
He did not join church until late in life, but he was a very moral and upright person. He did not use profanity or drink. He was a registered democrat, but voted for the candidate he considered best fitted for office. He voted for Teddy Roosevelt and for the Prohibition Party before passage of the 18th amendment.
William and Francis moved to Highspire in 1900 to a new house on Charles St. along the Pennsylvania Canal.
No middle name, used H as initial.
Honeymooned at the 1876 Centennial World's Fair in Philadelphia, PA.
(source- The Hastings Family by Edgar Hastings, son)
William Hastings' Obituary:
Services Wednesday for Veteran Steel Worker
Funeral services for William H. Hastings, 74, who died on Saturday at his home, 70 Charles Street, Highspire, will be held in the home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Mr. Bingham, of Highspire, will officiate. Burial will be in the Highspire Cemetery.
Hastings, who was a retired employee of the Bethlehem Steel company, is survived by the following children; Mrs. N. E. Bingaman, Mrs. Irvin Ruth, Mrs. Clyde Etter and Mrs. Ralph Sites of Highspire; George and Robert, both of Detroit, and Edgar, of Uniontown; his step-father, Philip Beidel of the borough; a half-brother, John Beidel, and a half-sister, Mrs. Anna Waidley.
Remembrance by Ella Mae Schiefer, William's granddaughter:
Grandpa Hastings had a large garden. I remember it well. Gil Bingaman, Letha, and I earned spending money by helping to plant hedge and gladiolas, and by picking strawberries. He really had a small nursery, and I believe it was called Sunny Side. He attended the old Chestnut St. Market House in Harrisburg with his glads and dahlias (as large as big dinner plates). It was just fun going along to market. He also had one of the first Model T Fords-that was quite an adventure to ride with him.
  1. Source: #S5 Page: Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: South Middleton, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1122; Family History Film: 1255122; Page: 277A; Enumeration District: 78; Image: 0356. Data: Text: Record for William Hastings
  2. Source: #S8 Page: Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Highspire, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: . Data: Text: Record for William Hastings
  3. Source: #S38 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for William
  4. Source: #S38 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for William
  5. Source: #S45 Page: 1981 FOOT Edgar Hastings, The Hastings Family (Private Correspondence in collection of Donald Ruth), 1981.
  6. Source: #S9 Page: Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Highspire, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1557; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 111; Image: . Data: Text: Record for William Hastings
  7. Source: #S9 Page: Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Highspire, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1557; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 111; Image: . Data: Text: Record for William Hastings
  8. Source: #S5 Page: Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: South Middleton, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1122; Family History Film: 1255122; Page: 277A; Enumeration District: 78; Image: 0356. Data: Text: Record for William Hastings
  9. Source: #S8 Page: Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Highspire, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: . Data: Text: Record for William Hastings
  10. Source: #S45 Page: 1981 FOOT Edgar Hastings, The Hastings Family (Private Correspondence in collection of Donald Ruth), 1981.
  11. Source: #S122
  12. Source: #S45 Page: 1981 FOOT Edgar Hastings, The Hastings Family (Private Correspondence in collection of Donald Ruth), 1981.
  13. Source: #S116
  14. Source: #S122
  15. Source: #S46
  16. Source: #S45 Page: 1981 FOOT Edgar Hastings, The Hastings Family (Private Correspondence in collection of Donald Ruth), 1981.
  17. Source: #S9 Page: Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Highspire, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1557; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 111; Image: . Data: Text: Record for William Hastings
  18. Source: #S5 Page: Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: South Middleton, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1122; Family History Film: 1255122; Page: 277A; Enumeration District: 78; Image: 0356. Data: Text: Record for William Hastings
  19. Source: #S8 Page: Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Highspire, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: . Data: Text: Record for William Hastings
  20. Source: #S38 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for William
  21. Source: #S38 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for William
  22. Source: #S122









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