John Sumner Squires

1855–1943 (Age 87)
Illinois, United States

The Life of John Sumner

When John Sumner Squires was born on 13 May 1855, in Illinois, United States, his father, Sumner Ladd Squires, was 42 and his mother, Parizade Payne, was 34. He married Blanche Hart Squires about 1892, in Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 February 1943, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 87.

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John Sumner Squires
Blanche Hart Squires
Marriage: about 1892
Blanche Squires

Spouse & Children

  • Male1855–1943Male

  • Blanche Hart Squires


about 1892
Nebraska, United States


  • Blanche Squires


Parents & Siblings

  • Sumner Ladd Squires


  • Parizade Payne




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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 1

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 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Squire .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Squires in household of Sumner L Squires, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Squires, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J S Squires, "United States Census, 1920"

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