Chesley Julian Harriss

May 1848–
Perry, Illinois, United States

The Life of Chesley Julian

When Chesley Julian Harriss was born in May 1848, in Perry, Illinois, United States, his father, Johnson C Harris, was 22 and his mother, Keziah Wells, was 20. He married Rachael Frances Teague on 4 March 1875, in Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Du Quoin Election Precinct, Perry, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Blackwell, Kay, Oklahoma, United States in 1910.

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Chesley Julian Harriss
Rachael Frances Teague
Marriage: 4 March 1875
Anna Elizabeth Doyle Harriss
Charly R. Harris
Hiram Johnson Harris
Millie J. Harris
Ruth Riley Harris

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4 March 1875
Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 8

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 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 33

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Harris .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Charley J Harriss, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Chesley J Harris in household of Johnson C Harris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Chesley Harris in household of J C Harris, "United States Census, 1860"

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