Florence F Meacham

1849–10 November 1935 (Age 86)
Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of Florence F

When Florence F Meacham was born in 1849, in Adams, Illinois, United States, her father, Samuel S Meacham, was 32 and her mother, Hannah K. Peck, was 35. She married John Wesley Rickart on 1 May 1870, in Burton, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Vashon, King, Washington, United States in 1910 and Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, United States in 1920. She died on 10 November 1935, in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States.

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John Wesley Rickart
Florence F Meacham
Marriage: 1 May 1870
Frank M Richard
Elbert Guy Rickart
Emma V. Rickart

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1 May 1870
Burton, Adams, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 7

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.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 23

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Machen . This is a late (17th-century) form.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence F Rickart in household of John W Rickart, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Florence F Rickart in household of John W Rickart, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Florence Rickart in household of John W Rickart, "United States Census, 1880"

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