Thomas McLane

15 June 1825–7 February 1915 (Age 89)
Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas McLane was born on 15 June 1825, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas McLane, was 31 and his mother, Mary, was 25. He married Minerva Gallentine in 1846. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Milo, Bureau, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 7 February 1915, in Adel, Dallas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Milo, Bureau, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas McLane
Minerva Gallentine
Marriage: 1846
Abram Mc Lane
William Mc Lane
(Infant) Mcclane
Margaret Mc Lane
Martha McLane
Susana Mc Lane
Mc Lane
Sarah Ann McCLane
John McLane
Eli Mclane
Alonzo McLane
James McLane
Melissa Mc Lane

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 31

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

Scottish and Irish: variant of McLean .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas McLean, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Mclain, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas Mclane, "United States Census, 1900"

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