Timothy Driscoll

MaleMarch 1832–17 June 1903

Brief Life History of Timothy

When Timothy Driscoll was born in March 1832, in Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States, his father, Daniel Driscoll, was 28 and his mother, Mary Ryan, was 22. He married Eliza Wallace on 21 February 1858, in Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. He died on 17 June 1903, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Timothy Driscoll
1832–1903
Eliza Wallace
1835–1914
Marriage: 21 February 1858
Emily Jane Driscoll
1859–1928
Daniel Webster Driscoll
1860–1944
Margaret Driscoll
1866–1913
Samuel Wallace Driscoll
1868–1956
Ellen Driscoll
1869–
Anna P Driscoll
1871–1952
Mary Ellen Driscoll
1871–1951
Eliza Driscoll
1872–1957
Alice Driscoll
1876–1905
Lucy Ellen Driscoll
1876–1959
Benjamin Franklin Driscoll
1878–1949
Harry Driscoll
1878–
Grace Darling Driscoll
1884–1902

Sources (40)

  • T Driscoe, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Timothy Driscol, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Thimothy Driscoll, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1858Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 4

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

    Age 7

    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 24

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Donovan, Brendan, John Patrick.

    Irish (Cork): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEidirsceóil ‘descendant of the messenger’, from eidirsceól ‘go-between, interpreter, intermediary, news bearer’ (a compound of eidir ‘between’ + scéal ‘story, news’). Bearers of this Irish surname claim descent from a single 10th-century ancestor.

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

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