John Henry Maher

Male5 November 1883–27 November 1965

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Maher was born on 5 November 1883, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, John H. Maher, was 38 and his mother, Anna A Bucher, was 40. He lived in Harvey, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 27 November 1965, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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John H. Maher
Anna A Bucher
Eleon Maher
Ella A Maher
John Henry Maher

Sources (5)

  • John H Makes in household of Anna Makes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Henry Maher, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John H Maher, "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925"

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World Events (8)

1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 2

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.


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

Age 22

The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Liam, Aidan, Aileen, Brigid, Ciaran, Declan, Delma, Dermot, Donal, Kieran.

Irish: from Ó Meachair ‘descendant of Meachar’, a personal name meaning ‘kindly, noble, majestic’.

Slovenian: nickname from maher, a colloquial word of Middle High German origin (from macher ‘doer’). Compare German Macher 3.

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

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