Mary Pelling

18 January 1849–
Lisle, DuPage, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Pelling was born on 18 January 1849, in Lisle, DuPage, Illinois, United States, her father, Thomas Pelling, was 37 and her mother, Salomee Or Sally Kaeffer, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Pelling
1811–1891
Salomee Or Sally Kaeffer
1821–1887
Mary Pelling
1849–
Angeline Pelling
1851–1901
Frank C Pelling
1857–1907
Lawrence Roy Pelling
1858–1940
Alfred F. Pelling
1860–1919
Lawrence Roy Pelling
1860–1941
Magdalena "Lena" Pelling
1863–1943
Ida Pelling
1866–1951

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 7

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.
1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 32

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and North German: patronymic from a Middle Dutch pet form of Theudilo, a short form of Germanic compound names formed with an unattested element, theudo- ‘people’, ‘tribe’.2 English (Wiltshire and Gloucestershire): unexplained.

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

Sources (1)

  • Mariette Polling in household of Thos Polling, "United States Census, 1860"

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