Susan F. Seaman

Brief Life History of Susan F.

When Susan F. Seaman was born in August 1852, in Hebron, McHenry, Illinois, United States, her father, George Washington Seaman, was 28 and her mother, Jane Currier, was 20. She married Orville A Root on 4 September 1876, in McHenry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and St. Paul, Howard, Nebraska, United States in 1885. She died in 1934, at the age of 82, and was buried in Hebron, McHenry, Illinois, United States.

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Orville A Root
Susan F. Seaman
Marriage: 4 September 1876
George Orville Root
Lulu Dell Root
Herbert Erwin Root
Harry Adam Root

Sources (16)

  • Susan Root, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Susan F. Seaman - Government record: birth-name: Mrs Susan F Root
  • Susan Seamen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

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.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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

English: from the Middle English personal name Seman, Semon (Old English Sǣmann, composed of the elements ‘sea’ + mann ‘man’). The surname may have become confused with variants of Simon .

English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name for a sailor, from Middle English seman ‘sailor’ (Old English sǣmann), but the most common source of the name is 1.

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Seemann .

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

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