Amanda Hearn

30 July 1853–23 December 1933 (Age 80)
Bureau, Illinois, United States

The Life of Amanda

When Amanda Hearn was born on 30 July 1853, in Bureau, Illinois, United States, her father, James Robert Hearn, was 37 and her mother, Martha Jane Ellis, was 32. She married Anthony Wayne Stapleford from 1870 to 1878, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Wayne, St. Charles Township, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 23 December 1933, in Greenwood, Kansas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, Greenwood, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anthony Wayne Stapleford
Amanda Hearn
Marriage: from 1870 to 1878
Ernest Clarence Stapleford
Mary Grace Stapleford

Spouse and Children

from 1870 to 1878
Kansas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Robert Hearn


    Martha Jane Ellis




    Benjamin H. Hearn



    Emily Ann Hearn


    Edmund Robert Hearn


    Mary Frances Hearn


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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.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEachthighearna ‘descendant of Eachthighearna’, a personal name meaning ‘lord of horses’, from each ‘horse’ + tighearna ‘master’, ‘lord’. This name is most common in southwestern Ireland.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUidhrín ( see Herron ).3 English: variant of Heron 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amanda Hearn in household of James Hearn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amanda Hearn in household of James Hearn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amanda Stapleford, "Find A Grave Index"

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