Isaiah Strawn

30 April 1830–5 January 1914 (Age 83)
Martinsburg, Knox, Ohio, United States

The Life of Isaiah

When Isaiah Strawn was born on 30 April 1830, in Martinsburg, Knox, Ohio, United States, his father, Jacob Strawn, was 29 and his mother, Matilda Green, was 26. He married Elizabeth Richardson Megginson on 25 March 1850, in Morgan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Jacksonville Election Precinct, Morgan, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 5 January 1914, in Morgan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States.

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Isaiah Strawn
Alice Frances Moore
Marriage: 17 May 1863
Alice Gattie Strawn
Helen Birdie Strawn

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17 May 1863
Morgan, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 2

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 6

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of Strachan or Straughan , reflecting the pronunciation.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Isaiah Strawn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Isaiah Strawn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Isaiah Shawn, "United States Census, 1870"

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