Henry M Winn

1850–
Illinois, United States

The Life of Henry M

When Henry M Winn was born in 1850, in Illinois, United States, his father, William G Winn, was 23 and his mother, Emily Lucinda Kelly, was 19. He lived in Franklin, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Montgomery, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

William G Winn
1827–1881
Emily Lucinda Kelly
1831–1895
Henry M Winn
1850–
Hiram C Winn
1856–1928

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

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 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 31

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Wynn .2 Variant of Welsh Gwynn .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Henry M Winn in household of Wm J Winn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry M Winn in household of William Winn, "United States Census, 1850"

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