Martha Jane Ogle

16 June 1855–16 December 1872 (Age 17)
Pike, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Ogle was born on 16 June 1855, in Pike, Illinois, United States, her father, Alexander Ogle, was 26 and her mother, Letitia Goodwin, was 31. She married Asa Allen Darrow on 5 February 1871, in Pike, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Adams Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 16 December 1872, in Pike, Illinois, United States, at the age of 17, and was buried in Prairie Mound Cemetery, New Hartford, Pike, Illinois, United States.

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Asa Allen Darrow
Martha Jane Ogle
Marriage: 5 February 1871
John Darrow

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  • Marriage
    5 February 1871Pike, Illinois, United States
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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.
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 1
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 6
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northumberland and Durham): from Ogle in Whalton, Northumberland. The placename might derive from the Old English personal name Ocga + Old English hyll ‘hill’. This surname has been established in Ireland since the mid 17th century.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Martha Ogles in household of James Ogles, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jennie Ogle, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Jane Ogle in household of Alex Ogle, "United States Census, 1870"

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