Arminda Francis Cartwright

23 October 1828–22 April 1917 (Age 88)
Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Arminda Francis

When Arminda Francis Cartwright was born on 23 October 1828, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, Rev Peter Cartwright Jr., was 43 and her mother, Frances Gaines, was 39. She married Levi Carroll Pitner on 30 August 1848, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 22 April 1917, in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Pleasant Plains Cemetery, Cartwright Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Levi Carroll Pitner
Arminda Francis Cartwright
Marriage: 30 August 1848
Levi John Pitner

Spouse and Children

30 August 1848
Sangamon, Illinois, United States


    Levi John Pitner


Parents and Siblings

    Rev Peter Cartwright Jr.


    Frances Gaines




    Elizabeth "Eliza" Betty Cartwright


    Maria H. Cartwright


    Cynthia Cartwright


    Madison A. Cartwright


    Wealthy Mary Jane Cartwright


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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 4

"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 28

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: occupational name for a maker of carts, from Middle English cart(e) + wright ‘craftsman’ ( see Wright ). The surname is attested from the late 13th century, although the vocabulary word does not occur before the 15th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amanda F Pitner in household of Levi C Pitner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Arminda Pitner in household of Levi C Pitner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Arminda F Pitner in household of Levi Carroll Pitner, "United States Census, 1910"

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