Mary J Peak

Femaleabout 1848–12 March 1875

Brief Life History of Mary J

Mary J Peak was born about 1848, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. She married John George Sutherland on 31 August 1870, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She died on 12 March 1875, in her hometown, at the age of 28.

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Family Time Line

John George Sutherland
1848–1922
Mary J Peak
1848–1875
Marriage: 31 August 1870
Arthur Clark Sutherland
1871–
Carlos B. Sutherland
1873–1876
Arthur Clark Sutherland
Carlos B. Sutherland

Sources (2)

  • Mary J Peak, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Mary S Peak in entry for Arthur C Sutherland and Helen E Wright, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 August 1870Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
  • Children (4)

    World Events (7)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

    Age 0

    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 8

    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.

    1858 · A House Divided

    Age 10

    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places in different parts of England named in Old English with pēac ‘hill, knoll, peak’, includingPeak (Hill) in Sidmouth (Devon), East and West Peek in Luffincot (Devon), a minor locality in Chiddingly (Sussex) once called Peke (now Peke's House), and the Peak District, an area of rugged hills in northwest Derbyshire and adjacent counties.

    English: possibly a nickname from the Middle English word in 1 above, denoting a stout, thick-set man.

    English: shortened form of Peacock .

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

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