William Stringham

11 April 1852–10 March 1908 (Age 55)
Mendon, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Stringham was born on 11 April 1852, in Mendon, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, William Stringham, was 64 and his mother, Eliza Lake, was 27. He married Diantha Henrie on 17 January 1875, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 March 1908, in Ferron, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Ferron City Cemetery, Ferron, Emery, Utah, United States.

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William Stringham
Diantha Henrie
Marriage: 17 January 1875
William Truman Stringham
Eliza Amanda Stringham
Malinda Stringham
Jerome Stringham
Howard Stringham

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  • Marriage
    17 January 1875Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 4
    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 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 15
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English (London): habitational name from Strensham (Worcestershire), recorded as Stringesham in 1328. The placename appears to derive from an Old English personal name Streng (genitive Strenges) + Old English hām ‘village, homestead’.

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

    Sources (28)

    • Wm Stringham in household of Wm Stringham, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Stringham in entry for Malinda Pettey, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Stringham, "United States Census, 1880"

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