Edward Larkin Puckett

5 July 1835–8 June 1900 (Age 64)
Maury, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Edward Larkin

When Edward Larkin Puckett was born on 5 July 1835, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas H Puckett, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Pilkinton, was 21. He married Sarah Elizabeth Kennerly on 1 March 1860, in Wayne, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Wayne, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Barnhill, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 8 June 1900, in Wayne, Illinois, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Wayne, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Larkin Puckett
Sarah Elizabeth Kennerly
Marriage: 1 March 1860
Estell Barnett Puckett
Mary E Puckett
William D. Puckett
Nellie A Puckett
Hiram G Puckett

Spouse and Children

1 March 1860
Wayne, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Pilkinton




World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 11

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 21

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

English (Dorset): of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Pocket(t), from a diminutive of Anglo-Norman French poque ‘small pouch’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of purses and pouches or a nickname. Alternatively it could be from a diminutive of Middle English pouk(e) ‘evil spirit’, ‘puck’, ‘goblin’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Edward L Pucket, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edward L Puckett, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edward L Puckett, "United States Census, 1880"

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