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James Hastings

James Hastings

Male 1853 - 1928  (75 years)

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  • Name James Hastings  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 7 Mar 1853  LaPrairie Twsp, Marshall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Agriculture - Farmer 
    Died 23 Dec 1928  (formerly Richwoods Twsp, now) Peoria, Peoria Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Buried LaPrairie United Presbyterian Cem, Sparland, Marshall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Person ID I4253  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2016 

    Father George Hastie / Hastings,   b. 1 Jan 1815, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1878, La Prairie Twsp, Marshall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Helen Rae,   b. 21 Feb 1819, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 18841884, La Prairie Twsp, Marshall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1839  Southdean, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8, 9
    Family ID F1529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Antoinette "Nettie" Carrier,   b. 30 May 1852, Prairie City, McDonough Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1929, Peoria, Peoria Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Mar 1879  [1, 4, 5, 10, 11
    Children 
     1. Hugh Herbert Hastings,   b. 9 Jun 1882, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1949  (Age 67 years)
     2. Myrtle E. Hastings,   b. 27 Nov 1883, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 68 years)
    +3. Ella May Hastings,   b. May 1886, Sparland, Marshall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1950  (Age ~ 64 years)
    +4. Mary E. Hastings,   b. 6 Oct 1887, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1968, Sandwich, DeKalb Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +5. Anna E. Hastings,   b. 23 Feb 1889, Marshall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1968, Sandwich, DeKalb Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Rev. William Henry Hastings,   b. 5 Nov 1891, LaPrairie Twsp, Marshall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1931  (Age 40 years)
     7. James E. Hastings,   b. 23 Feb 1894,   d. 26 Jun 1894  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F1542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1860, the census shows his parents "Geo." Hastings, 46, and "Ellen," 41; "Wm," 19; and "Geo," 17; all born in Scotland; and Illinois-born children "C," 15; "Jane," 13; "Is," 11; "Eliz," 9; "Jas," 7; Mary, 5; and "Allen," 1, [sic; Ellen, who was listed as a male]. 1860 U.S. Census, LaPrairie Twsp, Marshall Cnty, IL (M 653, Roll 210, stamped p. 184).
    • The 1900 census records the family of James and Marie Hastings: James Hastings, 47, born Mar 1853 in IL, living with his wife of 21 years; Marie A, 48, born May 1852 in IL; and the following Illinois-born children: Hugh H, 17, b. Jun 1882; Myrtle E, 16, b. Nov 1883; Ella M, 14, May 1886; Mary E, 12, Oct 1887; Anna E, 11, Feb 1889; William H, 8, Nov 1891. Also in the home were James' sister Isabella Hastings, 51, b. Apr 1849; and a "boarder," John Kerr, 40, b. Jan 1860 in Ireland, who was a farm laborer. 1900 U.S. Census, LaPrairie Twsp, Marshall Cnty, IL (T623, Roll 328, stamped p. 133).
    • The 1910 census lists James Hastings, 57, living with his wife Marie A, 57, and children: Hugh H, 27; Myrtle E, 26; Ella M, 23; Mary E, 22; Anna E, 21; and W. Henry, 18, together with James' sister "Isabel," 61. All had been born in Illinois. James was a farmer. Hugh also was a farmer. Myrtle, Ella and Anna were school teachers. 1910 U.S. Census, LaPraire Twsp, Marshall Cnty, IL (T 624, Roll 311, stamped p. 123).
    • "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947" records that James Hastings died 23 Oct 1928 in Richwoods, Peoria Cnty, IL. The data recited that he was born 7 Mar 1853 in Marshall Cnty, IL; that his father was George Hastings, born in Scotland; and his mother was Helen Rae, also born in Scotland. According to that source, James was a retired farmer who lived in Chillicothe, IL, with his wife Nettie Hastings. James was buried in La Prarie Twsp, IL.
    • Obituary, unknown newspaper:
      "Funeral services for James Hastings, a well known resident of LaPrairie, who passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Mitchell sanitarium in Peoria, were held at his late home October 25th at 2:30 o'clock. His pastor, Rev. A.H. Northdurft, conducted the services....
      "James Hastings, son of George and Helen Hastings, was born in LaPrairie township March 7, 1853, and passed to his reward October 23, 1928. His entire life, with the exception of one year, was spent in that vicinity.
      "On March 5th, 1879, he was married to Nettie Carrier and to this union were born seven children, Hugh H. Hastings, Chillicothe; Myrtle E. Hastings, Sparland; Ella (Mrs. Chas. C. Russell); Mary (Mrs. Ben McCleery); Anna (Mrs. Robt. Russell), all of near Waterman, Ill., Rev. W. H. Hastings of St. Louis, Mo., and James E., who died in infancy.
      "At the age of 17, he united with the United Presbyterian church and for 27 years served as an elder of that church. At the time of his death he was a member of the M.E. church in Chillicothe. ***
      "Interment was made in the U. P. cemetery.
      "Relatives from a distance beside [sic] the immediate family who attended the funeral were [nephews and nieces] Wm. and George Campbell of Yorkville, Ill., Mrs. Hattie Brunskill and daughter, Irma, of Pontiac, Henry and Jane Malone of Monica, Wilber Hastings and family of Washburn, James McQuen and family of Camp Grove, Mrs. Margaret Smith of Peoria...."

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Hastings|, D. Gale Hastings, "Family History Chart", (D. Gale Hastings : 12 Nov 1995).

    2. [S1017] IL Census 1910, Marshall |, Illinois, Marshall County, 1910 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T624, Roll 311, p. 123).

    3. [S103] FindaGrave, (www.FindAGrave.com), (James Hastings; 1928).

    4. [S784] IL Deaths, 1916-1947|, Illinois, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947, (Illinois Public Bd of Health, Archives, Springfield, IL; Online database, https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1438856 ; or http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2542), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQP6-V7P.

    5. [S1056] Hastings-McCuen|, Florence M. McCuen Strohm, The History of the Hastings-McCuen Family (1772-1995), (Florence M. Strohm (1995)[unpublished, unpaginated booklet, based on personal knowledge; 20 pages]).

    6. [S103] FindaGrave, (www.FindAGrave.com), 136712793.

    7. [S965] Scotland Marriages|, Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910, (Genealogical Soc'y of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database, https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1771074), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYQB-JZD.

    8. [S298] Kendall Cnty IL History|, N. Bateman & P. Selby, HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLINOIS AND HISTORY OF KENDALL COUNTY, (Munsell Publishing Co., Chicago, IL : 1914), p. 960.

    9. [S1051] Ancestry Tree - McCuen, Mary McCuen, Mary McCuen Family Tree, (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/83473720/listofallpeople/).

    10. [S1018] IL Census 1900, Marshall |, Illinois, Marshall Cnty, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C. ), (T623, Roll 328, p. 133).

    11. [S784] IL Deaths, 1916-1947|, Illinois, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947, (Illinois Public Bd of Health, Archives, Springfield, IL; Online database, https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1438856 ; or http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2542), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQ3S-TJ2 .