William Safford Hascall

14 February 1848–23 March 1919 (Age 71)
Warren, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Safford

When William Safford Hascall was born on 14 February 1848, in Warren, Illinois, United States, his father, Howell Smith Hascall, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Caroline Whitman, was 27. He married Laura J Townsend on 18 March 1871. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Floyd Township, Warren, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 23 March 1919, in Redington, Morrill, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Banner, Nebraska, United States.

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William Safford Hascall
Laura J Townsend
Marriage: 18 March 1871
Aaron Guy Hascall
Raymond S Hascall
Fred Hascall
Harley B Hascall
Mildred Hascall
James Frederick Hascall

Spouse and Children

18 March 1871
Warren, Illinois


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 8

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 15

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

Age 19

Nebraska is the 37th state.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Haskell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William S Hascall, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wm S Hascall in household of H S Hascall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William S Hascall in household of Howell S Hascall, "United States Census, 1850"

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