When John A Howerton was born on 26 January 1844, in Clark, Illinois, United States, his father, Corp. James Howerton, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Wickline, was 18. He lived in York, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Palestine, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1860. In 1860, at the age of 16, his occupation is listed as laborer in Palestine, Crawford, Illinois, United States. He died on 16 January 1865, in Marshall, Clark, Illinois, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Medsker Cemetery, Melrose Township, Clark, Illinois, United States.
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
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.
English: habitational name from an unidentified place.
History: Thomas Howerton came from England c. 1663 toRappahannock CO., VA.