Elizabeth Bardmess

12 October 1831–27 May 1901 (Age 69)
Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Bardmess was born on 12 October 1831, in Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, United States, her father, Peter Bardmass, was 24 and her mother, Dorcas Keith, was 23. She married William Riley Eaton on 21 November 1850, in Pinckneyville, Perry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Pinckneyville, Perry, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Whatcom, Washington, United States in 1900. She died on 27 May 1901, in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States.

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William Riley Eaton
Elizabeth Bardmess
Marriage: 21 November 1850
Martha Emaline Eaton
Henry Shields Eaton
Isaac Edward Eaton
Charley E Eaton
Nora Ellen Eaton
Albert Worth Eaton
Ira Clay Eaton
Ida Mae Eaton

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21 November 1850
Pinckneyville, Perry, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 1

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

German: reduced form of Barthelmess .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Eaton in household of William R Eaton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Eaton in household of Wm R Eaton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Eaton in household of Geo W Douglass, "United States Census, 1900"

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