Lydia Ann Lapp

1855–
Stephenson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lydia Ann

Lydia Ann Lapp was born in 1855, in Stephenson, Illinois, United States. She married William H. Miller on 4 September 1877, in Stephenson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Loran, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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William H. Miller
1848–1928
Lydia Ann Lapp
1855–
Marriage: 4 September 1877
Franklin Miller
1877–1947

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 September 1877
Stephenson, Illinois, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 1

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 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

Age 31

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle High German lap(pe) ‘cloth’, ‘patch’, ‘rag’; a metonymic occupational name for a mender of clothes or shoes, or a nickname for a simple-minded person. 2. ethnic name for a Lapp, someone from Lapland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia A Lapp in household of Martin Lapp, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lyda Miller in household of Wm H Miller, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lydie Lapp in entry for Frank G Miller, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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