Albert Douglas Skiles

14 December 1850–8 June 1945 (Age 94)
Schuyler, Illinois, United States

The Life of Albert Douglas

When Albert Douglas Skiles was born on 14 December 1850, in Schuyler, Illinois, United States, his father, William B. Skiles Jr, was 46 and his mother, Groveline McEvers, was 28. He married Sarah Jane Roberts on 12 January 1874, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Oakland Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Ray, Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1945. He died on 8 June 1945, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States.

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Albert Douglas Skiles
Sarah Jane Roberts
Marriage: 12 January 1874
William H Skiles
Lillie Mae Skiles
Douglas Lee Skiles
Ralph Delois Skiles
Cora Pauline Skiles

Spouse and Children

12 January 1874
Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States


    William H Skiles


    Lillie Mae Skiles




    Cora Pauline Skiles


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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.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 25

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Skoyles, a Norfolk name of unexplained etymology.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Albert D Skiles, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Douglas A Skilles in household of William Skilles, "United States Census, 1870"
  • A D Skiles, "United States Census, 1900"

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