William Chauncey Bacon

20 October 1849–24 January 1901 (Age 51)
Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Chauncey

When William Chauncey Bacon was born on 20 October 1849, in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States, his father, Chauncy Bacon, was 40 and his mother, Celestia Filinda Sisson, was 26. He married Florence Elizabeth Halliday on 20 March 1874, in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in West Galena Township, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Battle Creek, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 24 January 1901, in Hanksville, Wayne, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Hanksville, Wayne, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Chauncey Bacon
1849–1901
Florence Elizabeth Halliday
1854–1939
Marriage: 20 March 1874
Vernee Lorenge Bacon
1875–1930
William Douglas Bacon
1877–1877
John R. Bacon
1878–1932
Clarence Ray Bacon
1881–1960
Chancy C Bacon
1883–1940
Prudence Viola Bacon
1887–1974
George Bacon
1889–1953
James Earl Bacon
1893–1973
Wealthy May Bacon
1894–1973

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 March 1874Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 7
    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 9
    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.
    1863
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin) and French: from the Norman French personal name Bacun, derived from the ancient Germanic name Bac(c)o, Bahho, based on the element bag ‘(to) fight, (to) dispute’. The name was relatively common among the Normans in the form Bacus, of which the oblique case was Bacon.English and French: from Middle English, Old French bacun, bacon ‘bacon’ (a word of ancient Germanic origin, akin to Back 3), probably a metonymic occupational name for a preparer and seller of cured pork.History: Gilles Bacon from Normandy, France, is documented in Quebec City, QC, in 1647. — Michael Bacon from England arrived in Dedham, MA, in 1640. Nathanial Bacon, from Stratton, Cornwall, arrived in Barnstaple, MA, in 1639. Another Nathaniel Bacon (1647–76), from Friston Hall, Suffolk, emigrated to VA and settled at Curl's Neck on the James river.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Bagg
    Back

    Sources (25)

    • Wm Bacon, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Wm Bacon in household of Chancy Bacon, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Bacon in entry for Chancy Bacon, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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