Stephen H. Yocom

26 November 1850–26 June 1864 (Age 13)
Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Stephen H.

When Stephen H. Yocom was born on 26 November 1850, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Stephen Yocom, was 33 and his mother, Martha Ann Council, was 28. He died on 26 June 1864, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 13, and was buried in Fancy Creek Cemetery, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Stephen Yocom
Martha Ann Council
Mary S. Yocum
William Jacob Yocom
Geo. Washington Council Yocom
Jesse F. Yocom
Stephen H. Yocom
Rebecca Yocom
Jefferson D. Yocom
Elizabeth Yocom
Nancy Jane Yocom
Hamlin Yocom
Lincoln Yocom

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    Martha Ann Council




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World Events (5)

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.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 11

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Joachim .

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

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Sources (3)

  • S H Yocum in household of S Yocum, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Steve Yocom in entry for Mr Stephen Yocom, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Stephen H. Yocom, "Find A Grave Index"

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