Caroline Freeman

1849–1898 (Age 48)
Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Caroline

When Caroline Freeman was born on 27 July 1849, in Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States, her father, Marshall Greene Freeman, was 45 and her mother, Europa Stafford, was 41. She married Christopher Columbus McCurdy on 23 October 1873, in Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 20 April 1898, in her hometown, at the age of 48, and was buried in Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Caroline Freeman
Christopher Columbus McCurdy
Marriage: 23 October 1873
Walter McCurdy

Spouse & Children

  • Female1849–1898Female

  • Christopher Columbus McCurdy


23 October 1873
Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States


  • Walter McCurdy


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World Events (8)

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

1 English: variant of Free .2 Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe ( see Seery ).3 In New England, an English equivalent of French Foissy ( see Foisy ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Caroline Mccurdy in household of Columbus Mccurdy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index," Columbus McCurdy & Caroline Freeman, Fulton, Illinois, 1873

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