Drusilla Rae

August 1849–1931 (Age 81)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Drusilla

When Drusilla Rae was born in August 1849, in Illinois, United States, her father, Robert Browning, was 54 and her mother, Ila R Rea, was 50. She married Jonathon Ligon on 16 August 1866, in Franklin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Franklin, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Center Township, Dade, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died in 1931, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Inola, Rogers, Oklahoma, United States.

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Jonathon Ligon
Drusilla Rae
Marriage: 16 August 1866
Katherine ( Kate) Ligon
Elizabeth Ligon
Josaphine Ligon
Ida M Ligon
Flossie B. Ligon
Willis Ligon
Lucinda Ligon
Luther B Ligon
Ollie P Ligon
Josie Ligon
Leona K Ligon

Spouse and Children

16 August 1866
Franklin, Illinois, United States


    Katherine ( Kate) Ligon


    Elizabeth Ligon


    Willis Ligon


    Lucinda Ligon


    Josaphine Ligon


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Browning





World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 7

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 14

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

Age 22

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McRae .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Druzilla Rea in household of Abr Rea, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Druella Rea in household of Abraham Rea, "United States Census, 1860"
  • D Ligon in household of Jonithan Ligon, "United States Census, 1880"

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