Frederick Woodbury Servey

2 January 1851–19 July 1908 (Age 57)
Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Frederick Woodbury

When Frederick Woodbury Servey was born on 2 January 1851, in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Silas Taft Sarvey, was 28 and his mother, Mary Chase Woodbury, was 23. He married Florence Adela Burroughs on 12 October 1881, in DeWitt, Illinois, United States. He died on 19 July 1908, in Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria City Township, Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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Frederick Woodbury Servey
Martha Ella Gensel
Marriage: 19 July 1892

Spouse and Children

19 July 1892
Bloomington, Illinois

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Athenia Servey


    Emily Ardelia Servey



    Fanny Estella Servey


World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 5

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 7

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.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 16

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

Catalan (Servén) and Occitan: variant of Servent, an occupational name from servent ‘servant’ (from Latin serviens).

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

Sources (3)

  • Frederick W Servey in household of Silas T Servey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Frederick W. Servey, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Frederick Woodbury Servey, "Find A Grave Index"

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