George Venters

1854–1861 (Age 7)
Shelby, Illinois, United States

The Life of George

When George Venters was born about 1854, in Shelby, Illinois, United States, his father, Lovet Venters, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Dial, was 28. He lived in Clintonia Township, DeWitt, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died about 1861, in Shelby, Illinois, United States, at the age of 7, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Middlesworth, Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lovet Venters
1828–1856
Elizabeth Dial
1826–1894
Millie Jane Venters
1849–1901
George Venters
1854–1861
John Dyal Venters
1851–1939

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World Events (3)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 2

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 4

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.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 7

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: probably a nickname for a daring person, from Middle English aventurous ‘bold’, ‘venturesome’.

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

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