James Henry Dale

17 May 1853–13 August 1913 (Age 60)
Albany, Whiteside, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Henry

When James Henry Dale was born on 17 May 1853, in Albany, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, his father, Abram Samuel Edmond Dale, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Montgomery, was 23. He married Hattie Rosalie Bliss on 3 November 1880, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Black Creek Township, Shelby, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Polo, Bas-Uele, Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1959. He died on 13 August 1913, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Missouri, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in South Elkhorn, Carroll, Illinois, United States.

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James Henry Dale
Georgia Amy Dewey
Marriage: 13 April 1889
Forest Adelbert Dale
Ada Violet Dale
James Harold Dale
Georgia Iola Dale
Lilly Fern Dale
Dewey Devin Dale

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13 April 1889
Lee, Lee, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 3

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 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 17

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English dale ‘dale’, ‘valley’ (Old English dæl, reinforced in northern England by the cognate Old Norse dalr), a topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, or a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word, such as Dale in Cumbria and Yorkshire.2 Irish: possibly in some cases of English origin, but otherwise an Anglicized form of Gaelic Dall, a byname meaning ‘blind’.3 Norwegian: habitational name from a farm named from Old Norse dali, the dative case of dalr ‘valley’. It is a common name in Norway, especially western Norway, and is also found in Sweden.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James H Dale, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James H Dale, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James in entry for Mrs Bonnie Bessie Dale, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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