Jane Layton


Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Layton was born in 1852, in Indiana, United States, her father, George Samuel Layton, was 48 and her mother, Eleanor Ogle, was 45. She lived in Morgan Township, Coles, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Richland Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States in 1860.

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George Samuel Layton
Eleanor Ogle
George Andrew Layton
Catherine Layton
Thomas James Layton
Richard Layton
David Layton
Cynthia A Layton
William Perry Layton
Ellen " Nellie" Layton
Samuel Kelly Layton
Jane Layton

Sources (2)

  • Jane Layton in household of Anna Ogle, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Beck J Layton in household of Eleanor Layton, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 4

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 11

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

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 33

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Leighton .

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

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