William Hittle

15 June 1835–7 February 1911 (Age 75)
Tazewell, Illinois, United States

The Life of William

When William Hittle was born on 15 June 1835, in Tazewell, Illinois, United States, his father, Isaac Hittle, was 32 and his mother, Catherine Rogers, was 25. He married Eliza Jane McCoucheon about 1853, in Tazewell, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mackinaw, Tazewell, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 7 February 1911, in Shannon City, Union, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Shannon City, Union, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Hittle
Eliza Jane McCoucheon
Marriage: about 1853
Olive Hittle
Amanda Hittle
Samuel P. Hittle
Nora Hittle
Unknown Hittle
Mary Evelyn Hittle
Dilbert O. Hittle
John William Hittle

Spouse and Children

about 1853
Tazewell, Illinois, United States


    Olive Hittle


    Amanda Hittle


    Samuel P. Hittle


    Nora Hittle


    Unknown Hittle


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Catherine Rogers





    Isaac Hittle


    Rebecca Hittle


    Henry Hittle


    John Hittle


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

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.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 4

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 21

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

Americanized form of German Hüttl ( see Huettl ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Hittle, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Hittle, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Wm Hittle in entry for John William Hittle, "Iowa, Old Age Tax Assistance Records, 1934-1958"

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