Garrett Eldert

about 1849–
Illinois, United States

The Life of Garrett

When Garrett Eldert was born about 1849, in Illinois, United States, his father, Abraham Eldert, was 26 and his mother, Caroline Thompson, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Eldert
1823–1912
Caroline Thompson
1827–1897
Martha L. Eldert
1846–
Garrett Eldert
1849–
Mary B Eldert
1860–
Milo Eldert
1861–
George Eldert
1865–
Carolyn Eldert
1867–
John Vandever Eldert
1850–1874
Caroline Eldert
1853–1923
Anna L. Eldert
1855–1887
Mathew V Eldert
1858–1944
Charles Martin Eldert
1863–1951
Lillie Belle Eldert
1865–1900

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World Events (3)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 7

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

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 14

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: variant of Elder .

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

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