Harry Everett Woodford

1853–1912 (Age 59)
New York, United States

The Life of Harry Everett

When Harry Everett Woodford was born about 1853, in New York, United States, his father, Chauncey R. Woodford, was 42 and his mother, Charlotte Thompson, was 41. He had at least 1 son with Mary Dyer. He lived in Hyde Park Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900 and New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1910. He died on 7 February 1912, in Orange, Orange, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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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.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 17

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places, as far apart as Essex, Wiltshire, Cornwall, Northamptonshire, Cheshire, and Roxburghshire, named with Old English wudu ‘wood’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • E Harry Woodford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harrie E Woodford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harry E Woodford in household of Chauncy R Woodford, "New York State Census, 1855"

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