Mexico Sperry

Male5 July 1854–20 May 1906

Brief Life History of Mexico

When Mexico Sperry was born on 5 July 1854, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, John Wesley Sperry, was 43 and his mother, Florella Sarah Oatman, was 38. He married Eudora Gertrude Landis on 30 June 1881, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in La Harpe Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 20 May 1906, in Carthage Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Mexico Sperry
Frances Ella Levings
Marriage: 1 May 1890
Isadene Laura Sperry
Ward Ellis Sperry
Harold Rhea Sperry
Eli Burdette Sperry
John Myron Sperry
Lester Levings Sperry
Alice Rosellery Sperry

Sources (45)

  • Mexico Spany in household of John Spany, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mexico Sperry, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Mexico Sperry, "Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1890Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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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.

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 14

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    English (Leicestershire): from the early Middle English personal name Sperry (Old Norse Sperrir, perhaps originally a nickname for a tall man, from Old Norse sperra ‘spar, beam, stake’).

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

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