Sarah A. Jumper

15 December 1850–January 1929 (Age 78)
Union, Illinois, United States

The Life of Sarah A.

When Sarah A. Jumper was born on 15 December 1850, in Union, Illinois, United States, her father, John Jumper, was 27 and her mother, Matilda Cruse, was 18. She married Robert F. Meacham on 28 May 1873, in Morgan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Waverly, Morgan, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Atlanta Township, Rice, Kansas, United States in 1910. She died in January 1929, at the age of 78.

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Robert F. Meacham
Sarah A. Jumper
Marriage: 28 May 1873
Anna May Meacham
John Joseph Meacham

Spouse and Children

28 May 1873
Morgan, Illinois, United States


    Anna May Meacham


    John Joseph Meacham


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

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 11

Kansas is the 34th state

Age 21

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah A Meacham in household of George Dinsmore, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarah A Meacham in household of R P Meacham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Jumper in household of Matilda Jumper, "United States Census, 1870"

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