Willis F. Manley

about 1856–
Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life of Willis F.

When Willis F. Manley was born about 1856, in Greene, Illinois, United States, his father, William Rawlins Manley, was 25 and his mother, Rebecca Jane McBride, was 26. He lived in White Hall, Greene, Illinois, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

William Rawlins Manley
1831–1886
Rebecca Jane McBride
1830–1880
James Thomas Manley
1852–1886
Willis F. Manley
1856–
William L. Manley
1858–
Johnathan M Manley
1869–
Anna E. Manley
1871–
John Albert Manley
1854–1909
George W Manley
1864–1932
Ida Jane Manley
1866–1937
Emannuel J. Manley
1868–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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    James Thomas Manley

    Male1852–1886Male

    Male1854–1909Male

    Male1856–Male

    William L. Manley

    Male1858–Male

    George W Manley

    Male1864–1932Male

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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.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 34

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

1 English: habitational name from 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.2 English: nickname from Middle English mannly ‘manly’, ‘virile’, ‘brave’ (Old English mannlīc, originally ‘man-like’).3 Irish (County Cork): Anglicized form of Ó Máinle (and often pronounced Mauly), of unexplained origin. Compare Malley .

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

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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

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