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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George Floyd Packard
Ida May Campbell
Marriage: 23 October 1880
Maude Grace Packard
Roy F. Packard
Minnie Packard
Robert F. Packard
Raymond Packard
Jessie Isabelle Packard
Lois Marjorie Packard
George Lee Packard

Spouse and Children

23 October 1880
Winnebago, Illinois, United States


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Parents and Siblings



    Hannah Maria Packard


    Harriet Sophia Packard


    Sarah J. Packard


    William Porter Packard


    Charles E. Packard


+5 More Children

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.

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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