Otto Bates Lyman

Male23 July 1846–16 January 1899

Brief Life History of Otto Bates

When Otto Bates Lyman was born on 23 July 1846, in Green Valley, Tazewell, Illinois, United States, his father, Azel Lyman, was 61 and his mother, Mary Paulina Bates, was 37. He married Helen Margaret Watkins on 5 October 1870, in Tazewell, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Malone Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 16 January 1899, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Otto Bates Lyman
Helen Margaret Watkins
Marriage: 5 October 1870
William Franklin Lyman
Mary Ella Lyman
Katherine May Lyman
Maude Margaret Lyman
Helen Lyman

Sources (15)

  • Otto B Lyman in household of Azett Lyman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Otto B. Lyman - Published information: birth: 23 July 1846; Green Valley, Tazewell, Illinois, United States
  • Otto Lyman, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 October 1870Tazewell, Illinois, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

    Age 2

    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

    Age 10

    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 17

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land (see Layman ).

    Swedish: habitational name, formed with man ‘man’, for someone from any of several places whose name is beginning with Ly- (e.g. Lyhundra, Lydinge, and Lynäs).

    Americanized form of German Leimann (see Leiman ).

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

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