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Rebecca Thresa Washington Hurdle
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Birth: 1830
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1896
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

She was descended from ? Thornton Washington and Betsy Stith.
She married Daniel Henry Cady on 23 Oct 1845 in D. C. under the name Rebecca Adams. ((Her daughter Julia stated that she was descended from John Quincy Adams, Lawrence Washington, and the Indian princess Pocahontas.))
She married John Stith Washington on 16 Feb 1861 in Algiers, Orleans, Louisiana.
She married William Webster Hurdle on 10 May 1873 in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
She was a well known modiste with shops in Washington D.C., New York, New Orleans, and Chicago.

The Washington Post, Oct 15, 1896, pg 2
"Death of Madame Washington
A well known Washington lady, Mrs. W.W. Hurdle, known in business circles as MME. Washington, died yesterday morning at her residence 1704 L Street Northwest. She was a woman of kindly disposition, generous heart, and of superior business capabilities, having conducted large establishments in New York , Chicago , New Orleans as well as in this city. She was formerly the widow of the late John S. Washington, for many years editor of the New Orleans Picayune. She leaves a husband and three daughters. The funeral will be held at her residence tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock."

Death Record:
THRESA WASHINGTON HURDLE - Burial Date: Oct 16, 1896. Death Date: Oct 14, 1896. Death Place:1704 L St NW DC. Age:56. Birth Date:1840(not likely). Birthplace: DC. Occupation: Modiste. Married. Parents born VA. 
Family links: 
  William Webster Hurdle (1835 - 1915)*
  Ella Bunyea (____ - 1888)*
  Julia Washington Cady Harbaugh (1860 - 1944)*
  Rebecca Washington Briggs (1861 - 1912)*
  Frances Whiting Washington Grice (1867 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Congressional Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Site - R48/45
Created by: Peachy Pringle
Record added: Jun 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71527717
Rebecca Thresa <i>Washington</i> Hurdle
Added by: Peachy Pringle
Rebecca Thresa <i>Washington</i> Hurdle
Added by: Historic Congressional Cemetery Archivist
Rebecca Thresa <i>Washington</i> Hurdle
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