Louisa Ann Rutherford

1853–1918
Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life of Louisa Ann

When Louisa Ann Rutherford was born in 1853, in Greene, Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph P. Rutherford, was 63 and her mother, Elizabeth J. White, was 37. She lived in Kane, Greene, Illinois, United States in 1860. She was buried in Jacksonville East Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph P. Rutherford
1790–1882
Elizabeth J. White
1816–1889
Nancy Rutherford
1851–1852
Louisa Ann Rutherford
1853–1918
Sarah Leonora Rutherford
1863–
John P. Rutherford
1859–1936

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 3

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.
1863

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1871

Age 18

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from a place in the Scottish Borders near Roxburgh, probably named with an early British river name of unknown etymology + Old English ford ‘ford’. There is another place of the same name in North Yorkshire, named with hryðer ‘cattle’ + Old English ford ‘ford’, but this does not seem to have contributed to the surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Rutherford in household of Joseph Rutherford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Louisa Ann Rutherford Stewart, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Louisa Ann Rutherford - birth:

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