Warren Alderson

Brief Life History of Warren

When Warren Alderson was born about 1856, in Scott, Illinois, United States, his father, John H Alderson, was 30 and his mother, Harriet A. Covington, was 25. He died before 1870.

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Family Time Line

John H Alderson
1827–1888
Harriet A. Covington
1833–1888
Henrietta Alderson
1852–1860
George Alderson
1853–1860
Georgianna Alderson
1854–
Warren Alderson
1856–1870
Bessie Alderson
1878–1887
Una Belle Alderson
1861–1949
Harry Alderson
1866–
Morris Alderson
1867–
Frank Paul Alderson
1870–1954
John Covington Alderson
1873–
Charles John Alderson
1878–1949

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    World Events (3)

    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.

    1863

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): from the Middle English female personal name Aldus (see Aldous ) + -son.

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

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