John Henry Mooney

16 August 1850–8 January 1918 (Age 67)
Homer Township, Will, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Mooney was born on 16 August 1850, in Homer Township, Will, Illinois, United States, his father, James Mooney, was 26 and his mother, Lydia or Mrs James Mooney, was 24. He married Martha E Welch on 4 July 1876, in Piatt, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Sangamon Township, Piatt, Illinois, United States for about 30 years and Willow Branch Township, Piatt, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 8 January 1918, in White Heath, Piatt, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Mooney
Martha E Welch
Marriage: 4 July 1876
Franklin Mooney
J E Mooney
Thomas F Mooney
William Harrison Mooney

Spouse and Children


    Martha E Welch


4 July 1876
Piatt, Illinois, United States



    J E Mooney


    Thomas F Mooney


    William Harrison Mooney


Parents and Siblings

    James Mooney


    Lydia or Mrs James Mooney




World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

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 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 18

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maonaigh, ‘descendant of Maonach’, a personal name derived from maoineach ‘rich’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John H Moony in household of Nick Misener, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John N Mooney in household of James Mooney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John H Moony, "United States Census, 1900"

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