Willis F. Manley

Brief Life History of Willis F.

When Willis F. Manley was born about 1856, in Greene, Illinois, United States, his father, William Rawlins Manley, was 26 and his mother, Rebecca Jane McBride, was 27. He lived in White Hall, Greene, Illinois, United States in 1860.

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William Rawlins Manley
Rebecca Jane McBride
James Thomas Manley
Willis F. Manley
about 1856–
William L. Manley
Johnathan M Manley
John Albert Manley
George W Manley
Ida Jane Manley
Emannuel J. Manley
Ann Elizabeth Manley

Sources (3)

  • Willis F Manley in household of William K Manley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Willis F. Manley - Government record: birth-name: Willis J. Manley
  • Legacy NFS Source: Willis F. Manley - birth: about 1866; Illinois, United States

World Events (8)

about 1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

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.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places in Devon and Cheshire, named in Old English as ‘common wood or clearing’, from (ge)mǣne ‘common, shared’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The surname is still chiefly found in the regions around these villages.

English: nickname from Middle Englishmannly ‘manly, virile, brave’ (Old Englishmannlīc, originally ‘man-like’).

Irish (County Cork): Anglicized form of Ó Máinle (and often pronounced Mauly), of unexplained etymology. Compare Malley .

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

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