Hiram C Winn

1856–14 November 1928 (Age 72)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Hiram C

When Hiram C Winn was born in 1856, in Illinois, United States, his father, William G Winn, was 29 and his mother, Emily Lucinda Kelly, was 25. He married Mary Metzger on 2 April 1885, in McHenry, Illinois, United States. He lived in Irving, Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 14 November 1928, in Montgomery, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72.

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Hiram C Winn
Mary Metzger
Marriage: 2 April 1885

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2 April 1885
McHenry, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 0

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 7

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

Age 19

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hiram Wiley in household of Jno A Wiley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hiram C Winn in household of Wm J Winn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hiram C. Winn, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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