Samuel Davis Botkin

3 March 1849–20 March 1926 (Age 77)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Samuel Davis

When Samuel Davis Botkin was born on 3 March 1849, in Ohio, United States, his father, James Botkin, was 31 and his mother, Lucinda A. Rush, was 31. He married Mary Cornelia Rynerson on 13 September 1871, in Tazewell, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Bethany Township, Osborne, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 20 March 1926, in Osborne, Osborne, Kansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Osborne, Osborne, Kansas, United States.

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Samuel Davis Botkin
Mary Cornelia Rynerson
Marriage: 13 September 1871
Charles Henry Botkin
Ella Catherine Botkin

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13 September 1871
Tazewell, 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

Probably an altered spelling of the English surnames Bodkin or Batkin. The first is from Middle English bodkin, bodekin ‘dagger’, ‘short pointed weapon’, and hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such weapons; the second is a pet form of the personal name Bate, itself a reduced form of Bartholomew .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel D Botkin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Samuel D Botkin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel Bodkin in household of James Bodkin, "United States Census, 1860"

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