Henry D. Dillow

1829–1903 (Age 73)
Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, United States

The Life of Henry D.

When Henry D. Dillow was born on 4 November 1829, in Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, United States, his father, Peter Dillow, was 32 and his mother, Mary Lentz, was 27. He married Sophia Lingle on 13 April 1854, in Union, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Union, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 5 March 1903, in Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in St Johns Cemetery, Union, Illinois, United States.

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Henry D. Dillow
Sophia Lingle
Marriage: 13 April 1854
Alfred Walter Dillow
Mary Jane Dillow
Levi Calvin Dillow
Willis A Dillow

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13 April 1854
Union, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 3

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Dillon .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Henry Dillon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Dillow, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Dillon in household of Peter Dillon, "United States Census, 1850"

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