Miranda Jane Cazier

Brief Life History of Miranda Jane

When Miranda Jane Cazier was born on 1 August 1845, in Lovington, Moultrie, Illinois, United States, her father, John William Cazier, was 24 and her mother, Frances Elizabeth LeMaster, was 19. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 16 May 1866, at the age of 20.

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John William Cazier
Frances Elizabeth LeMaster
Angeline Cazier
Jasper Cazier
Miranda Jane Cazier
John William Cazier
Mary Elizabeth Cazier
Ninnetta Cazier
Charles Henry Cazier
Benjamin Franklin Cazier
Frances Pleasant Cazier
Parley Franklin Cazier
Emoretta Cazier
Lemuel Cazier

Sources (9)

  • Miranda J Cazair in household of Jno Cazair, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mirands Jane Cazier, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"
  • Miranda Cazier in household of John Cazier, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (7)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

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.

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

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

French (northern): variant of Casier (and, in North America, an altered form of this), from casier, a regional form of Old French chasier (from a diminutive of Latin caseus ‘cheese’), a term denoting an openwork basket in which cheese for tasting was displayed; hence by extension an occupational name for a cheesemaker.

History: Philippe Casier from Calais in Pas-de-Calais, France, married Marie Taine in Calais in 1634, died in New York, NY, in 1663.

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

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