Alice May Markham

26 October 1855–19 December 1943 (Age 88)
Homer, Calhoun, Michigan, United States

The Life of Alice May

When Alice May Markham was born on 26 October 1855, in Homer, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, her father, Chauncey R Markham, was 30 and her mother, Laura Jane Wait, was 17. She married George Henry Gregory on 16 August 1874, in Homer, Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Civil District 15, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Mount Carmel Precinct, Wabash, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 19 December 1943, in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Saint Johns Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States.

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George Henry Gregory
Alice May Markham
Marriage: 16 August 1874
Frank Leslie Gregory
George Lewis Gregory
Ralph Alisa Gregory

Spouse and Children

16 August 1874
Homer, Calhoun, Michigan, United States


    Frank Leslie Gregory



    Ralph Alisa Gregory


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 1

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 6

Florida has had 6 Constitutions since it became a state. The first Constitution was drafted in Saint Joseph, now known as Port St. Joe. Presently Florida is governed by the Constitution of 1968.
1878 · St. Mary's Episcopal Church is Built

Age 23

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida organized a mission church in 1878 to provide a location that could serve seasonal guests. Visitors and residents from Green Cove Springs raised over $1000 to build the church. On March 10, 1879, the Church held its first service. This location is notable because it would eventually be added to U.S. National Register of Historic Places (February 17, 1978).

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, named in Old English as ‘homestead at a (district) boundary’, from mearc ‘boundary’ + hām ‘homestead’.2 Irish: English surname used as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Marcacháin ‘descendant of Marcachán’, a diminutive of Marcach ( see Markey ). This is a Galway surname, which is sometimes ‘translated’ as Ryder .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alice Markham in household of Markham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alice Markham in household of C R Markham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alice Markham in household of Chancy Markham, "United States Census, 1860"

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