Mary Jane Hannum

6 August 1830–5 July 1905 (Age 74)
Brecksville, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Hannum was born on 6 August 1830, in Brecksville, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Julius Hannum, was 49 and her mother, Martha Lyman, was 40. She married Silas Humphrey on 17 October 1849, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 5 July 1905, in Stillman Valley, Ogle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Stillman Valley Cemetery, Stillman Valley, Ogle, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Humphrey
Mary Jane Hannum
Marriage: 17 October 1849
Daughter Humphrey
Eva Mary Humphrey

Spouse and Children

    Silas Humphrey



17 October 1849
Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


    Daughter Humphrey


    Eva Mary Humphrey


Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 2

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 26

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: probably a variant spelling of Hannam .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary J. Hannum, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Mary J. Human, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Mary J. Hannum in entry for Horace G. Hurd and Eva Mary Humphrey, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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