James Matthew Ogden

9 April 1854–10 May 1926 (Age 72)
Oakford, Menard, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Matthew

When James Matthew Ogden was born on 9 April 1854, in Oakford, Menard, Illinois, United States, his father, Mathew M. Ogden, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Pantier, was 21. He married Charry Ellen Sutton on 21 April 1878, in Cass, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Chapman, Merrick, Nebraska Territory, United States in 1885 and New Douglas, New Douglas Township, Madison, Illinois Territory, United States in 1900. He died on 10 May 1926, in Chapman, Merrick, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Chapman Cemetery, Chapman, Merrick, Nebraska, United States.

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James Matthew Ogden
Charry Ellen Sutton
Marriage: 21 April 1878
Ethel Ceolia Ogden
Ernest Sutton Ogden

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21 April 1878
Cass, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 2

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 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from some minor place, probably the one in West Yorkshire, called Ogden, from Old English āc ‘oak’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James M Ogden, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Ogden, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • James M Ogden, "United States Census, 1910"

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