Daniel Willard Higley

6 March 1850–June 1879 (Age 29)
Yellow Creek, Stephenson, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Daniel Willard

When Daniel Willard Higley was born on 6 March 1850, in Yellow Creek, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, his father, Truman Higley, was 32 and his mother, Lucy Adams Fisher, was 32. He married Barbara Ellen Dayley on 12 August 1877, in Basin, Cassia, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Erin Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died in June 1879, in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 29.

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Daniel Willard Higley
Barbara Ellen Dayley
Marriage: 12 August 1877
Daniel Willard Higley

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  • Marriage
    12 August 1877Basin, Cassia, Idaho, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 6
    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.
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 11
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Highley (Shropshire), recorded as Hugelei in 1086, from an Old English personal name Hugga + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The modern form Highley is probably due to folk etymology (see Highley ).

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Truman Higby in household of Truman Higly, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Daniel W Higley in household of Truman Higley, "United States Census, 1870"
    • <Unknown> in entry for Daniel Willard Higley, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961"

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