Newton Robb

1847–about 1873 (Age 26)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Newton

When Newton Robb was born in 1847, in Indiana, United States, his father, Harvey I Robb, was 40 and his mother, Maria Roby, was 39. He lived in Campbell Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died about 1873, at the age of 26.

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Harvey I Robb
Maria Roby
William B Robb
Milton Robb
James Harvey Robb
John W Robb
Sarah Ellen Robb
Hickman New Robb
Newton Robb

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World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 1

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.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 4

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 9

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 northern Irish: from a short form of the personal name Robert .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Newton Robb in household of Harvy Robb, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Newton Robb in household of Harvey Robb, "United States Census, 1860"

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