George Washington McLaughlin

4 July 1850–21 April 1896 (Age 45)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington McLaughlin was born on 4 July 1850, in Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel Best McLaughlin, was 37 and his mother, Rachel Lillian Hammett, was 37. He married Relief Elizabeth Bonham on 19 August 1870, in Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Steuben Township, Marshall, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 21 April 1896, in Marshall, Illinois, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Yankee Lane Cemetery, Hopewell, Marshall, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington McLaughlin
Relief Elizabeth Bonham
Marriage: 19 August 1870
William B McLaughlin
Aldon J McLaughlin
Oscar McLaughlin
Minnie May McLaughlin
William A McLaughlin
George Gilman McLaughlin
Albert McLaughlin
Clifford Clyde McLaughlin
Daisy McLaughlin
Cora Pearl McLaughlin
Rachel Leona McLaughlin
Mary Jeanette McLaughlin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 August 1870Berrien, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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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.
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 30166;2007: 57934; 2010: 75777)Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Donal, Siobhan, Aileen, Caitlin, Keane, Liam, Padric, Aine, Ciaran, Conan, Conley.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lochlainn ‘son of the Norseman’, from the personal name Lochlann ‘stranger, Norseman’, from a term denoting Scandinavia (possibly ‘land of lakes/fjords’). This was a ruling family in Ulster. See also Laughlin and compare the Scottish form McLachlan .

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

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    Sources (11)

    • George Mclauglan in entry for Relief E. Mclauglan, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
    • Geo W Mc Gloughlin in household of S B Mc Gloughlin, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Geo W Mclaughlin, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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