James Christopher Applegate

Male8 February 1846–12 December 1883

Brief Life History 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, and was buried in New Plymouth, Payette, Idaho, United States.

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Squire Hammond Applegate
Martha K Stark
Samuel William K Applegate
John Pound Applegate
Elizabeth Jane Applegate
James Christopher Applegate
Martha Applegate
Amelia Applegate

Sources (5)

  • James Applegate in household of Squirre Applegate, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James C Applegate, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James C Aplegate, "United States Census, 1880"

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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.


Age 17

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

Name Meaning

English (northern): 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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