Russel Ramsey

1856–
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Russel

When Russel Ramsey was born in 1856, in Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph RAMSEY, was 41 and his mother, Mary Winship, was 35.

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Family Time Line

Joseph RAMSEY
1815–1887
Mary Winship
1821–1897
Aaron Ramsey
1838–1890
Celia Elizabeth Ramsey
1843–1917
William E Ramsy
1845–1881
Hester Ann Ramsey
1850–1892
Martha Jane Ramsey
1854–1927
Russel Ramsey
1856–
John Ramsey
1859–
Rose Ramsey
1868–

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World Events (3)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 0
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.
1863
Age 7
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 7
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish (Antrim): habitational name from Ramsey (Huntingdonshire, now part of Cambridgeshire), from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + ēg ‘island, low-lying land’. Alternatively, the name may also arise from Ramsey (Essex), probably from the same etymology as the Huntingdonshire placename. However, this is unlikely to be the source of the Scottish surname. This form of the surname is also common in Ireland, where it is probably in most if not all cases an altered form of Scottish Ramsay .

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

Possible Related Names

Ramsay

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