Jacob L Harrell

8 December 1850–1 October 1924 (Age 73)
Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, United States

The Life of Jacob L

When Jacob L Harrell was born on 8 December 1850, in Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, United States, his father, George W. Harrell, was 37 and his mother, Susanna Hortenstine, was 36. He married Hester Ann Richardson on 6 May 1871, in Clay, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Clay, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Oskaloosa, Clay, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 1 October 1924, in Flora, Clay, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Oskaloosa, Clay, Illinois, United States.

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Jacob L Harrell
Hester Ann Richardson
Marriage: 6 May 1871
Asberry Winton Harrell
A. H. Harrell
George W Harrell
Lorena R Harrell
Ronnie C. Harrell

Spouse and Children


    Hester Ann Richardson


6 May 1871
Clay, Illinois, United States


    Asberry Winton Harrell


    A. H. Harrell


    George W Harrell



    Ronnie C. Harrell


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

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 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Harold .2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarghail ‘descendant of Earghal’, a personal name with the same etymology as Fearghal ( see Farrell ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob L Harell in household of George W Harell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Harrell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jacob L Harrell in entry for C J Montgomery and Lulu R Harrell, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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