Martha A. Allison

12 November 1842–28 February 1879 (Age 36)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Martha A.

When Martha A. Allison was born on 12 November 1842, in Illinois, United States, her father, Samuel Allison, was 31 and her mother, Ann Huston, was 31. She married Benjamin Harvey Gardner on 29 August 1878, in White, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Wayne, Wayne Township, DuPage, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 28 February 1879, in White, Illinois, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in White, Illinois, United States.

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Benjamin Harvey Gardner
Martha A. Allison
Marriage: 29 August 1878

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World Events (8)

Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
Age 6
Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 14
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 and Scottish: patronymic from a Middle English male personal name: in most cases probably Allen , but other possibilities include a variant of Ellis or a short form of Alexander . In some instances, it may be from a female personal name, Alise or Alice ( see Allis ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Martha A Ellison in household of Saml Ellison, "United States Census, 1860"
  • M A Allison in household of Samuel Allison, "United States Census, 1850"

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