John Alfred Hyland

31 July 1875–12 September 1933 (Age 58)
Plainfield, Will, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Alfred

When John Alfred Hyland was born on 31 July 1875, in Plainfield, Will, Illinois, United States, his father, Judson Erwin Hyland, was 40 and his mother, Caroline 'Carrie' Chilson, was 39. He died on 12 September 1933, in Plainfield, Will, Illinois, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Plainfield Township Cemetery, Plainfield, Will, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Judson Erwin Hyland
Caroline 'Carrie' Chilson
Rose Ella Hyland
Wilbur Farwell Hyland
Clarence Marks Hyland
Charles Gilbert Hyland
Harry Chilson Hyland
John Alfred Hyland

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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 17

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived on high ground or by land where hay was grown, from Middle English hegh, hie ‘high’ or heye ‘hay’ + land ‘land’.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAoileáin, a variant of Ó Faoláin ( see Whelan ).3 Swedish: possibly an ornamental name based on Greek hulē ‘wood’ + land ‘land’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John H Hyland, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Hyland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John A H Hyland, "United States Census, 1930"

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