James Harrison Case

25 December 1855–
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of James Harrison

When James Harrison Case was born on 25 December 1855, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, George Washington Case, was 42 and his mother, Angeline R. White, was 37. He married Susannah Elizabeth Roper on 20 February 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880.

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James Harrison Case
Susannah Elizabeth Roper
Marriage: 20 February 1878
James Henry Case

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1878Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, 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.
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1892 · The Chicago Canal
    Age 37
    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English cass, case ‘box, chest, casket, case’ (from Latin capsa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of boxes or chests.English: alternatively, a variant of Cass or Cash .Americanized form of French Caisse .

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

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    James Harrison Case

    Not much is known of James Harrison Case. His family lived in Springfield, Illinois and joined the church. They came West in the Canute Peterson Wagon Company which departed from Florence, Nebr …

    Sources (4)

    • James Case, "United States Census, 1880"
    • James A. Case in entry for James Henry Case, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • James Harrison Case, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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