William Jackson Hildreth

1 February 1853–27 August 1916 (Age 63)
Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Jackson

When William Jackson Hildreth was born on 1 February 1853, in Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Ebenezer Hildreth, was 29 and his mother, Margaret Eliza Moss, was 22. He married Addie Lurena Allen on 25 December 1883, in Rich Hill, Bates, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Leon, Butler, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Little Walnut Township, Butler, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 27 August 1916, at the age of 63, and was buried in Leon, Butler, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jackson Hildreth
1853–1916
Addie Lurena Allen
1866–1948
Marriage: 25 December 1883
Rilda Maude Hildreth
1884–1972
Minnie Margaret Hildreth
1886–1961
Hildreth
1888–1888
Mattie A. Hildreth
1889–1977
Bert E. Hildreth
1891–1965
JOHN DENNIS HILDRETH
1893–1984
William Jackson Hildreth Jr.
1896–1918
Dorothy Lurene Hildreth
1898–1978
MARK ALLEN HILDRETH
1901–1997
Sally Hildreth
1906–1906

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 December 1883
Rich Hill, Bates, Missouri, United States
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

    Ebenezer Hildreth

    Male1823–1885Male

    Margaret Eliza Moss

    Female1831–1904Female

siblings

(7)

    Male1853–1916Male

    Elizabeth F. Hildreth

    Female1855–Female

    James Buchannan Hildreth

    Male1856–1923Male

    Douglas Mc Arthur Hildreth

    Male1858–1885Male

    Eliza Rilda Hildreth

    Female1860–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 3

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.
1863

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 17

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Northern English: probably from a Middle English personal name, perhaps a variant of Eldridge .

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

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Sources (3)

  • W J Hildreth in household of E Hildreth, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Hildreth in household of Ebenezer Hildreth, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William J Hildreth, "United States Census, 1900"

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