William Henry Sheets

5 April 1832–19 May 1908 (Age 76)
Switzerland, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Sheets was born on 5 April 1832, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States, his father, Peter Sheets, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Wigal, was 42. He married Mahala Houze on 19 February 1854, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Stark, Stark, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Essex Township, Stark, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 19 May 1908, in Stark, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Stringtown, Richland, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Sheets
1832–1908
Mahala Houze
1836–1912
Marriage: 19 February 1854
Philip Andrew Sheets
1854–1937
Susan Virginia Sheets
1856–1892
George Alford Sheets
1858–1938
Mary Jane Sheets
1863–1943
Peter Urvine Sheets
1866–1932
William Jackson Sheets
1870–1940
Harriette Isabelle Sheets
1873–1893
Nancy Matilda Sheets
1873–1957
Erminda Mahala Sheets
1877–1966

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 February 1854Switzerland, Indiana, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1837
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1837: Lawrence, Illinois, United States 1841: Richland, Illinois, United States
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 24
    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

    (1997: 7850;2007: 15970; 2010: 21384)Americanized form of German Schütz (see Schutz ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Schutz

    Sources (17)

    • Wm H. Sheets in entry for Philup Andrew Sheets, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
    • William Sheets, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William H Sheets in entry for William A Downing and Harriet I Sheets, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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