Alexander Morey

Ohio, United States

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Morey was born in 1852, in Ohio, United States, his father, William Swift Morey, was 34 and his mother, Catharine Miller, was 22. He married Annie Leaton on 30 April 1872. He lived in Taylor Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1860.

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Alexander Morey
Annie Leaton
Marriage: 30 April 1872

Spouse and Children

30 April 1872
Vermillion, Illinois

Parents and Siblings

    William Swift Morey





World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 4

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.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 8

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 33

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mórdha ( see Moore ).2 English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Mory, a short form of Amaury ( see Emery ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Mory in household of Wm S Mory, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alexander Morey, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Alexander Morey - Government record: male

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