William Carroll Lively

Brief Life History of William Carroll

When William Carroll Lively was born in February 1851, in Randolph, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Lively, was 47 and his mother, Lavina Forsee, was 41. He married Anzonette Matilda Milligan on 21 April 1887, in Perry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lithium, Perry, Missouri, United States in 1900.

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William Carroll Lively
Anzonette Matilda Milligan
Marriage: 21 April 1887
Effie Clyde Lively
Clyde Lively
Oscar Willard Lively

Sources (11)

  • William C Lively, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Carroll Lively, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • William C Lively in entry for Oscar Willard Lively, "Missouri Births, 1817-1939"

World Events (8)

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.


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

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English: nickname, probably from Middle English lif-holy ‘righteous, devout, saintly’. Also potentially from Middle English lifli ‘active, energetic, vigorous’, although no medieval bearers of such a name have been found.

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

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