George William Evertson

22 May 1853–30 July 1917 (Age 64)
Coatsburg, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of George William

When George William Evertson was born on 22 May 1853, in Coatsburg, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, William M. Evertson, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Murray, was 24. He married Julia Anna Baker on 16 August 1881, in Jasper, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Honey Creek Township, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 30 July 1917, in Weir, Cherokee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Hosey Hill Cemetery, Weir, Cherokee, Kansas, United States.

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George William Evertson
Julia Anna Baker
Marriage: 16 August 1881
Alpha Matilda Evertson
Della Mae Evertson
Leota Eileen Evertson
Joseph Murray Evertson

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16 August 1881
Jasper, Missouri, 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

North German and Dutch: patronymic from Evert .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Evertson in household of William Evertson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Georg Evertson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George W Evertson in household of William Evertson, "United States Census, 1870"

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