Benjamin Franklin Stringham

25 March 1851–27 June 1920 (Age 69)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Stringham was born on 25 March 1851, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Jeremiah Stringham, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Ann Bovee, was 19. He married Mary Josephine Carten about 1876, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Burke, Shoshone, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 27 June 1920, in Sunset, Shoshone, Idaho, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Wallace, Shoshone, Idaho, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Stringham
Mary Josephine Carten
Marriage: about 1876
Benjamin John Stringam
Susan May Stringham
Edna Leona Stringham
Margareta E. Stringham

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  • Marriage
    about 1876Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 5
    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 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    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

    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 (22)

    • Benjamin F *Son, "United States Census, 1910"
    • B F Stringam in entry for B J Stringam and Elsie McIntyre Eyre, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Benjeman Stringam, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937", 1920

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