Madison Chain McMahill

26 July 1850–23 October 1925 (Age 75)
Warren, Illinois, United States

The Life of Madison Chain

When Madison Chain McMahill was born on 26 July 1850, in Warren, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson McMahill, was 23 and his mother, Maria G Vosburg, was 22. He married Frances Marie Sloan on 8 February 1871, in Warren, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Mason Township, Taylor, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Mitchell, Davison, South Dakota, United States in 1910. He died on 23 October 1925, in Elkton, Brookings, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Elkton, Brookings, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Madison Chain McMahill
Frances Marie Sloan
Marriage: 8 February 1871
Fred Lyman McMahill
Edith Cammila McMahill
Ada Barks McMahill

Spouse and Children

8 February 1871
Warren, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Jefferson McMahill


    Maria G Vosburg




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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

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 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

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

Of Scottish or Irish origin: unexplained; possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Micheáil, usually Anglicized as McMichael , or of a patronymic from a personal name found in Ó Machail (which is Anglicized as Mackle).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Matt C Mcmahill, "United States Census, 1900"
  • M C Mc Mohill, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Madison C Mcmahill, "South Dakota State Census, 1915"

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