Samuel B. Holdaway

about 1836–before 1900 (Age 64)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Samuel B.

When Samuel B. Holdaway was born about 1836, in Illinois, United States, his father, Daniel C. Holdaway, was 31 and his mother, Rebecca Voyles, was 25. He married Laura C Fields on 30 September 1869, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Madison, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Le Sieur Township, New Madrid, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died before 1900, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Samuel B. Holdaway
1836–1900
Laura C Fields
1853–1942
Marriage: 30 September 1869
Mary F Holdaway
1875–
Robert Henry Holdaway
1877–1951
Birdie Rose Lee Holdaway
1881–1970
Annie B Holdaway
1889–
Emma Holdaway
1890–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 September 1869
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States
children

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siblings

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

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 3

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 20

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

English: variant of Holloway .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel B Holaway in household of Rubecco Holaway, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel B Holdoway, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Saml Holdaway in household of Daniel C Holdaway, "United States Census, 1850"

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