James Christopher Applegate

8 February 1846–12 December 1883 (Age 37)
Pike, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Christopher

When James Christopher Applegate was born on 8 February 1846, in Pike, Illinois, United States, his father, Squire Hammond Applegate, was 34 and his mother, Martha K Stark, was 35. He lived in Looking Glass Election Precinct, Douglas, Oregon, United States in 1860 and Stone Precinct, Baker, Oregon, United States in 1880. He died on 12 December 1883, in Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Squire Hammond Applegate
1811–1865
Martha K Stark
1810–1881
Samuel William K Applegate
1837–1920
John Pound Applegate
1839–1885
Elizabeth Jane Applegate
1842–1924
James Christopher Applegate
1846–1883
Martha Applegate
1851–1865
Amelia Applegate
1859–

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World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 2

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 10

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.
1863

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Northern English: extremely common variant of Applegarth , in which the less familiar final element has been assimilated to the northern Middle English word gate ‘road’ or to modern English gate.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Applegate in household of Squirre Applegate, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James C Aplegate, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James C Applegate in household of Squire H Applegate, "United States Census, 1850"

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