William Weyl

21 June 1851–12 December 1920 (Age 69)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Weyl was born on 21 June 1851, in Illinois, United States, his father, Henry William Weyl, was 51 and his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Weyl, was 19. He married Sarah A Gowins on 22 May 1879. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lancaster, Wabash, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 12 December 1920, in Wabash Precinct, Wabash, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Jordan Creek Cemetery, Allendale, Wabash, Illinois, United States.

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William Weyl
Sarah A Gowins
Marriage: 22 May 1879
Effie M Weyl
Urven Weyl
Irvin Wiles
Mabel Clotie Weyl
Lillie L Weyl
Clarence N Weyl

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  • Marriage
    22 May 1879
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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

    (1997: 180;2007: 243; 2010: 294)Some characteristic forenames: German Otto, Woldemar.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Weil .

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

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    Sources (7)

    • William Weyl, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Wm Weyl in entry for Clarence N Weyl and Martha Ethel Marx, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • William Wiles, "United States Census, 1910"

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