Mortimer F Temple

25 April 1842–28 August 1864 (Age 22)
Sunderland, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Mortimer F

When Mortimer F Temple was born on 25 April 1842, in Sunderland, Bennington, Vermont, United States, his father, Samuel Willard Temple, was 33 and his mother, Jane Martha Hill, was 30. He died on 28 August 1864, in Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Willard Temple
1808–1887
Jane Martha Hill
1811–1891
Adelia D. Temple
1830–
Palmer Columbus Temple
1832–1896
Samuel Willard Temple
1834–1912
Sarah Jane Temple
1836–1868
Orville Everett Temple
1838–1900
Mortimer F Temple
1842–1864
Adeline Jane Temple
1845–1931
Amelia Temple
1855–1907

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World Events (6)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 6

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 14

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses (‘temples’) maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum). The order was founded in 1118 and flourished for 200 years, but was suppressed as heretical in 1312 .2 English: name given to foundlings baptized at the Temple Church, London, so called because it was originally built on land belonging to the Templars.3 Scottish: habitational name from the parish of Temple in Edinburgh, likewise named because it was the site of the local headquarters of the Knights Templar.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martin Temple in household of Willard Temple, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mortmer Temple in household of S W Temple, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mortimer Temple, "Find A Grave Index"

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