Christopher Columbus Dustin

1839–12 August 1898 (Age 59)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Christopher Columbus

When Christopher Columbus Dustin was born in 1839, in Illinois, United States, his father, Bechias Dustin, was 43 and his mother, Aseneth Hurlbut, was 42. He lived in Washington, Oregon, United States in 1860 and Chazy, Chazy, Clinton, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 12 August 1898, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Bechias Dustin
Aseneth Hurlbut
David Dustin
Fornatus David Dustin
Bechias ( Berachias) Dustin
Seth Dustin
Joseph Dustin
Asenath Cecelia Dustin
Roxanna Mahala Dustin
Franklin Dustin
Christopher Columbus Dustin

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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
Age 0
By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
Age 7
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 17
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: variant of Duston .Americanized form of French Canadian Dostie .History: Many of the American bearers of the surname Dustin are descendants of Pierre de Bellot dit Dostie from France (see Dostie ).

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

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Sources (11)

  • Christopher Sevan in household of Mary Dustin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Christ Duston in household of Isaac Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Christopher Dustin - Government record: Death record or certificate: birth: about 1837; Illinois, United States

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