Elizabeth M Main

August 1855–31 December 1929 (Age 74)
Pike, Illinois, United States

The Life of Elizabeth M

When Elizabeth M Main was born in August 1855, in Pike, Illinois, United States, her father, William Hamilton Main, was 34 and her mother, Permelia Elizabeth Barney, was 23. She married Mathias Leonard Tescher on 11 January 1870, in Oroville, Butte, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Hardin Township, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 31 December 1929, in Gridley, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Gridley, Butte, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mathias Leonard Tescher
Elizabeth M Main
Marriage: 11 January 1870
Nancy Levina Tescher
Lillie E. Tescher
Josephine Eveline Tescher
Nellie Rose Tescher
John William Tescher

Spouse and Children

    Mathias Leonard Tescher



11 January 1870
Oroville, Butte, California, United States


Parents and Siblings




    William Main


    Lutilla Main


    Nancy Main



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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 1

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 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

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

1 Scottish: from a reduced form of the Scandinavian personal name Magnus .2 Scottish: topographic name for a farmer who farmed the main farm on an estate.3 Scottish, English (of Norman origin), and French: from the Continental Germanic personal name Maino, Meino, a short form of the various compound names with a first element magin ‘strength’, ‘might’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizebeth Robinson in household of John L Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elizabeth Robinson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • E Maine in household of Wm Maine, "United States Census, 1860"

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