John W. Moon

Male25 August 1842–3 October 1857

Brief Life History of John W.

When John W. Moon was born on 25 August 1842, in Clinton, Ohio, United States, his father, John Ezra Moon, was 26 and his mother, Sarah B Jones, was 26. He died on 3 October 1857, in Herrick, Shelby, Illinois, United States, at the age of 15, and was buried in Herrick, Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Ezra Moon
Sarah B Jones
Spencer Eldridge Moon
James Burrus Moon
John W. Moon
Jesse J Moon

Sources (2)

  • John W Moon, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John W Moon in entry for Clara Moon, "Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962"

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Siblings (4)

World Events (3)


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

Irish: variant of Mohan .

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Moyon in La Manche. Compare Mounce .

Americanized form of German Mohn or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

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

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