Mathew H Rounds

15 September 1831–22 January 1910 (Age 78)
Kings, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mathew H

When Mathew H Rounds was born on 15 September 1831, in Kings, New York, United States, his father, Alanson Rounds, was 24 and his mother, Catharine A. Sherman, was 24. He married Elizabeth Headley on 25 August 1853, in Stark, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Bangor, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Lafayette, Stark, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 22 January 1910, in Toulon, Stark, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Toulon Cemetery, Toulon Township, Stark, Illinois, United States.

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Mathew H Rounds
Elizabeth Headley
Marriage: 25 August 1853
Amanda Louisa Rounds
Anna B. Rounds
Mary Mame Rounds

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
Age 13
Historical Boundaries: 1844: Stark, Illinois, United States
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 25
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: patronymic from Round .

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

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Sources (13)

  • Mathew Rounds, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mathew Rounds, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Matthew H Rounds, "United States Census, 1900"

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