Samuel Edward Pittam

Male5 September 1854–15 March 1924

Brief Life History of Samuel Edward

When Samuel Edward Pittam was born on 5 September 1854, in Pilot Grove Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, James Harrison Pittam, was 33 and his mother, Mariam Smith Huckins, was 28. He married Ellen Gorrel on 17 April 1901, in Pilot Grove Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States. He died on 15 March 1924, in Pilot Grove Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Illinois, United States.

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Samuel Edward Pittam
Ellen Gorrel
Marriage: 17 April 1901

Sources (14)

  • Samuel Pittum in household of James H Pittum, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel E. Pittam, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Samuel E. Pittane, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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  • Marriage
    17 April 1901Pilot Grove Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 2

    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 9

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

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 21

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: unexplained.

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