Louisa McAdams

1 May 1849–19 May 1871 (Age 22)
Bluffdale Township, Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Louisa

When Louisa McAdams was born on 1 May 1849, in Bluffdale Township, Greene, Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph Walter McAdams, was 22 and her mother, Mary Ann Silkwood, was 18. She married Samuel J. Gillingham on 24 June 1867, in Bluffdale Township, Greene, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 19 May 1871, in Greene, Illinois, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Richwoods Cemetery, Athensville, Greene, Illinois, United States.

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Samuel J. Gillingham
Louisa McAdams
Marriage: 24 June 1867
Vaneatton Gillingham
Mary Anne Gillingham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1867Bluffdale Township, Greene, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 7
    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.
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (northern): variant of McAdam with the redundant addition of the English patronymic ending -s.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Louisa Mcadams in household of Joseph Mcadams, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Louisa Mcadams, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Louisa Mc Adams in household of Joseph Mc Adams, "United States Census, 1860"

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