Benjamin Lincoln Mudd

28 January 1852–5 July 1944 (Age 92)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Benjamin Lincoln

When Benjamin Lincoln Mudd was born on 28 January 1852, in Missouri, United States, his father, Raymond Horace Mudd, was 37 and his mother, Frances Jane Bourn, was 26. He married Mary Ellen Stine on 18 November 1874, in Terre Haute, Henderson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Henderson, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Galesburg Township, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 5 July 1944, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Stronghurst, Henderson, Illinois, United States.

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Benjamin Lincoln Mudd
Mary Ellen Stine
Marriage: 18 November 1874
Ernest Byron Mudd
Roy Benjamin Mudd
Nellie Florence Mudd
John Raymond Mudd
Rolla Edward Mudd
Vera Rheubena Mudd
Rex Omega Mudd
Fred Lyle Mudd
Eola Marie Mudd
Estel Floyd Mudd
Dewey Wan Mudd
Juanita Elizabeth Mudd

Spouse and Children

18 November 1874
Terre Haute, Henderson, Illinois, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Raymond Horace Mudd


    Frances Jane Bourn




    Priscilla Catherine Mudd



    John Bourn Mudd


    William Carroll Mudd


    Robert Craton Mudd


World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 4

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 8

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 24

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English:1. from a medieval personal name, a variant of Maud ( see Mould ). 2. from the Old English personal name Mōd(a), a short form of the various compound names containing the element mōd ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’. 3. topographic name for someone who lived in a particularly muddy area, from Middle English mud(de) ‘mud’, perhaps also a metonymic occupational name for a dauber (one who constructed buildings of wattle and daub).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ben F Mudd in household of Horace Mudd, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin L Mudd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Benjamin Mudd, "United States Census, 1880"

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