William Liby

13 November 1848–31 October 1906 (Age 58)
Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

When William Liby was born on 13 November 1848, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John W. Liby, was 42 and his mother, Lydia Sowers, was 37. He married Charlotte Lynn on 27 October 1872, in Warren, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Mifflin Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 31 October 1906, in Monmouth, Warren, Illinois, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Monmouth City Cemetery, Monmouth, Warren, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Liby
Charlotte Lynn
Marriage: 27 October 1872
Daisey D. Liby
Nina D. Liby
Lillian Pearl Liby

Spouse and Children


    Charlotte Lynn


27 October 1872
Warren, Illinois, United States


    Daisey D. Liby


    Nina D. Liby


    Lillian Pearl Liby


Parents and Siblings


    Lydia Sowers





    Martha E. Liby


    Elizabeth Leiby


    Anna Liby



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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 8

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 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered or variant spelling of Libby .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Leiby in household of John Leiby, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm. Liby in entry for Jno. H. Ellison and Nina Liby, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • William Liby in entry for Lillian Pearl Liby, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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