Thomas A. Hungate

27 June 1852–September 1917 (Age 65)
McDonough, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas A.

When Thomas A. Hungate was born on 27 June 1852, in McDonough, Illinois, United States, his father, Uriah Calvin Hungate, was 21 and his mother, Susan Maria Charter, was 20. He married Elmira Nance on 22 September 1872, in Nodaway, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Wyacondah Township, Davis, Iowa, United States in 1870. He died in September 1917, in McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65.

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Thomas A. Hungate
Elmira Nance
Marriage: 22 September 1872
James Calvin Hungate

Spouse and Children


    Elmira Nance


22 September 1872
Nodaway, Missouri, United States


    James Calvin Hungate


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 4

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.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 5

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 18

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from various minor places so called, in York, Lincoln, Market Weighton (East Yorkshire), Methley (West Yorkshire), and Sawley (West Yorkshire), all named from Old English hund ‘hound’ or Old Norse hundr + Old Norse gata ‘road’, ‘street’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Hungate in household of Uriah Hungate, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Hungate in household of Uriah Hungate, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas A Hungate, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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