William Larkin Jackson

19 February 1847–5 September 1876 (Age 29)
Bond, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Larkin

When William Larkin Jackson was born on 19 February 1847, in Bond, Illinois, United States, his father, Larkin Jackson, was 26 and his mother, Susan Hannah Hunter, was 23. He married Martha Ann Minor on 20 March 1868, in Bond, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 5 September 1876, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States.

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William Larkin Jackson
Martha Ann Minor
Marriage: 20 March 1868
Walter Ewing Jackson
William L Jackson

Spouse and Children

20 March 1868
Bond, Illinois, United States


    Walter Ewing Jackson


    William L Jackson


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World Events (7)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 1

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 9

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 16

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

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from Jack 1. As an American surname this has absorbed other patronymics beginning with J- in various European languages.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Jackson in household of Larkin Jackson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William L Jackson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William L Jackson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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