James Reason List

18 July 1837–11 September 1907 (Age 70)
Indiana, United States

The Life of James Reason

When James Reason List was born on 18 July 1837, in Indiana, United States, his father, Jacob List, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Wyckoff, was 41. He married Emeline Haymaker on 13 December 1859, in Johnson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Union Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 11 September 1907, in Johnson Township, Clark, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Johnson Township, Clark, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Reason List
1837–1907
Emeline Haymaker
1841–1905
Marriage: 13 December 1859
Nancy E. List
1861–1936
Samuel Theodore List
1862–1947
Mary Alice List
1865–1923
Susan A. List
1866–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 December 1859
Johnson, Indiana, United States
children

(4)

    Nancy E. List

    Female1861–1936Female

    Samuel Theodore List

    Male1862–1947Male

    Mary Alice List

    Female1865–1923Female

    Susan A. List

    Female1866–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 2

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.
1846

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 19

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

1 German and Dutch: nickname for someone who was wise and knowledgeable, from Middle High German list, Dutch list ‘wisdom’, ‘ingenuity’.2 Dutch: habitational name from Ter List, the name being derived from the plant lis ‘iris’, ‘flag’.3 Americanized spelling of Hungarian Liszt, a metonymic occupational name for a miller, from liszt ‘flour’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Reason List, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Reason List in household of Elizabeth List, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Reason List, "Find A Grave Index"

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