Martha A Spicer

1849–1927 (Age 77)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Martha A

When Martha A Spicer was born in July 1849, in Illinois, United States, her father, Rawser Spicer, was 43 and her mother, Maria Mariah S Tarr, was 37. She married Elijah D Zinn on 3 March 1875, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Loraine, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died in 1927, in Keene Township, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Keene Township, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Elijah D Zinn
Martha A Spicer
Marriage: 3 March 1875
Mary Mirtle Zinn
Alemond Zinn
Delia Zinn
Isa L Zinn
Elijah Loron Zinn
Goldie M Zinn

Spouse and Children

3 March 1875
Adams, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 7

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 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Spic, bacon, and ere, indicating an agent, meaning a hog butcher

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Spicer in household of Rawson Spicer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marthy A Zinn in household of Elijid Zinn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha A Zinn in household of Elija D Zinn, "United States Census, 1920"

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