Charles Trone

1853–Male
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Trone was born in 1853, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Adam Trone, was 62 and his mother, Catharine Elizabeth Schultz, was 55. He lived in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Adam Trone
1791–1868
Catharine Elizabeth Schultz
1798–1871
Michael Stambaugh
1811–1856
Jacob S. Trone
1846–
Susan Trone
1848–
Rebecca Trone
1850–
Rebecca S. Trone
1815–1900
Jacob S Trone
1820–1897
Trone
1822–
Trone
1825–
Susanna S. Trone
1826–1897
Trone
1828–
William Schultz Trone
1831–1912
Adam Schultz Trone
1834–1909
George Schultz Trone
1840–1933
Mary Katharine Trone
1842–1915
Trone
1843–
Katherine S. Trone
1844–
Charles Trone
1853–

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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.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 10

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 32

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

English and French: metonymic occupational name, from Middle English, Old French trone ‘weighing machine’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Charles Trow in household of Adam Trow, "United States Census, 1860"

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