John Henry Meeker

Male4 July 1837–28 January 1915

Brief Life History of John Henry

John Henry Meeker was born on 4 July 1837, in Ohio, United States as the son of John Clark Meeker and Clara Melville. He died on 28 January 1915, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77.

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John Henry Meeker
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Sources (3)

  • John H Meeker, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"
  • John H Meeker, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"
  • John H. Meeker, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"

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World Events (8)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade

Age 11

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 is open 22 hours per day . 

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 23

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English (Somerset): variant of Meaker . This form of the name is rare in Britain and Ireland.

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

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