Thomas J. Scott

22 February 1846–27 July 1864 (Age 18)
Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas J.

When Thomas J. Scott was born on 22 February 1846, in Wayne, Illinois, United States, his father, Aaron Ernest Scott Sr., was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Hunt, was 17. He lived in Wayne, Richland, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 27 July 1864, in Columbus, Hickman, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Scottsville Cemetery, Scottsville, Wayne, Illinois, United States.

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Aaron Ernest Scott Sr.
Elizabeth Hunt
Thomas J. Scott
Mary Jane Scott
Winfield Scott
Isadora Scott
George John Scott
James T. Scott
Grant Scott
Aaron Earnest Scott Jr.

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World Events (7)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 2

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 4

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 10

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name for someone with Scottish connections.2 Scottish and Irish: ethnic name for a Gaelic speaker.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Thos J Scott in household of Aaron E Scott, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas J NULL Scott, "Find A Grave Index"

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