James Haskell Lawn

22 June 1841–9 November 1887 (Age 46)
McDonough, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of James Haskell

When James Haskell Lawn was born on 22 June 1841, in McDonough, Illinois, United States, his father, John Henry Lawn, was 29 and his mother, Eunice Corinthia Twitchell, was 24. He married Margaret Josephine Coffman on 21 May 1867, in Santa Clara, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Paicines, San Benito, California, United States in 1880. He died on 9 November 1887, in Jolon, Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Jolon, Monterey, California, United States.

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James Haskell Lawn
Margaret Josephine Coffman
Marriage: 21 May 1867
Clarisa Augusta Lawn
Effsie Rhoda Lawn
Nevada Josephine Lawn
Eunice Sophronia Lawn
Horace Lorenzo Lawn
Rose Belle Charlotte Lawn
James Haskell Lawn
Roxie Ida Lawn

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  • Marriage
    21 May 1867Santa Clara, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 7
    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 it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 15
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English:variant of Land 2.from Middle English laun ‘lawn, fine linen’ (French laun, from the name of the city of Laon), perhaps for a maker or trader.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Twitchell Family Members in the Heber Chase Kimball Wagon Train of 7 Jun 1848-24 Sep 1848

    Type: Wagon. Category: Church Train. Direction: Westbound. Departed from: Winters Quarters, Nebraska, 7 June 1848. Arrival: Utah, 24 September 1848. Number in Company: 697. Days Traveled: 109 da …

    Sources (28)

    • James H Lawn in entry for Nevada J Millhouse, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • James H Lawn, "United States Census, 1880"
    • James H Sawn, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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