George Floyd Packard

4 January 1855–28 April 1928 (Age 73)
Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States

The Life of George Floyd

When George Floyd Packard was born on 4 January 1855, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, his father, Willam Porter Packard, was 45 and his mother, Sarah Ann Fowler, was 38. He married Ida May Campbell on 23 October 1880, in Winnebago, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Franklin Township, DeKalb, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Kingston, DeKalb, Illinois, United States in 1928. He died on 28 April 1928, in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Cherry Valley, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Floyd Packard
1855–1928
Ida May Campbell
1862–1949
Marriage: 23 October 1880
Maude Grace Packard
1883–1933
Roy F. Packard
1884–1947
Minnie Packard
1885–1960
Robert F. Packard
1887–1948
Raymond Packard
1892–1957
Jessie Isabelle Packard
1895–1972
Lois Marjorie Packard
1897–1956
George Lee Packard
1899–1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 October 1880
Winnebago, Illinois, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Hannah Maria Packard

    Female1835–1923Female

    Harriet Sophia Packard

    Female1836–1914Female

    Sarah J. Packard

    Female1838–1838Female

    William Porter Packard

    Male1842–1921Male

    Charles E. Packard

    Male1844–1862Male

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 1

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 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English pa(c)k ‘pack’, ‘bundle’ + the Anglo-Norman French pejorative suffix -ard, hence a derogatory occupational name for a peddler.2 English: pejorative derivative of the Middle English personal name Pack .3 English: from a Norman personal name, Pachard, Baghard, composed of the Germanic elements pac, bag ‘fight’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George F Packard in household of William Packard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Packard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George Packard, "United States Census, 1920"

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