Charles W. Dillow

17 February 1852–14 August 1935 (Age 83)
Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, United States

The Life of Charles W.

When Charles W. Dillow was born on 17 February 1852, in Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles W Dillow, was 25 and his mother, Susan Winger, was 25. He married Ellen Custer on 21 June 1879, in Union, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Charleston, Mississippi, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Freeborn Township, Dunklin, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 14 August 1935, in Union, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83.

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Charles W. Dillow
Ellen Custer
Marriage: 21 June 1879
Joanna Dillow
Ada Dora Dillow
Charles Augustus Dillow
Eva Lena Dillow
William Carroll Dillow
Grace Edna Dillow
Everett Edward Dillow
Roy Ervin Dillow

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21 June 1879
Union, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 4

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 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 23

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Dillon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Dillon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles W Dillow in household of Roy E Dillow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Dillon, "United States Census, 1900"

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