Katherine "Kitty" Greer

Female10 May 1847–20 January 1864

Brief Life History of Katherine "Kitty"

When Katherine "Kitty" Greer was born on 10 May 1847, in Rushville Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, her father, Robert Greer, was 23 and her mother, Mary Scott, was 25. She died on 20 January 1864, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, at the age of 16, and was buried in Rushville City Cemetery, Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States.

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Robert Greer
Mary Scott
Katherine "Kitty" Greer
Jane P. Greer
Ralph M Greer
John Greer
George H. Greer
Samuel R. Greer

Sources (3)

  • Katharin L Greer in household of Robert Greer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Kitty Greer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Catharine Greer in household of Robt Greer, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (6)

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.

1858 · A House Divided

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire): from the medieval Scottish personal name Grier, a vernacular form of Gregor (see Gregory and compare Grierson ). This form of the surname is common in Ireland as well as Scotland.

History: A Scottish family by the name of Grierson claim descent from Gilbert, a son of Malcolm MacGregor (died 1374), 11th Lord of MacGregor. Gilbert was known as both MacGregor and Gregorson. In 1400 he was granted lands by the Earl of March in the name Grierson. The numerous northern Irish bearers of the name Greer claim descent from this same Gilbert.

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

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