William Homer Woolsey

15 June 1848–10 March 1923 (Age 74)
Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Homer

When William Homer Woolsey was born on 15 June 1848, in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States, his father, Wright Woolsey, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Yeager, was 23. He married Martha Ann Curry on 15 March 1870, in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Todd Creek Township, Johnson, Nebraska, United States for about 5 years and Nemaha Election Precinct, Johnson, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 10 March 1923, in Tecumseh, Johnson, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Tecumseh, Johnson, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Homer Woolsey
1848–1923
Martha Ann Curry
1850–1915
Marriage: 15 March 1870
Charles Wright Woolsey
1870–1935
Curry Blystone Woolsey
1872–1950
Myrtle Lorena Woolsey
1875–1951
Lenah Mabel Woolsey
1877–1950
Roy Ulysses Woolsey
1881–1923
Carrie Ethel Woolsey
1885–1887
Hazel Beatrice Woolsey
1891–1987

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 March 1870
Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    Male1820–1871Male

    Rebecca Yeager

    Female1825–1886Female

siblings

(13)

    Prudence Jane Woolsey

    Female1842–1923Female

    Hannah Sophia Woolsey

    Female1844–1909Female

    Mary C Woolsey

    Female1845–1849Female

    George Wright Woolsey

    Male1847–1923Male

    Male1848–1923Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 8

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 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 20

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Wulsi, Old English Wulfsige, composed of the elements wulf ‘wolf’ + sige ‘victory’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William H Woolsey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wm Woolsy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Eiker in household of Lorenzo M Manley, "United States Census, 1880"

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