Lewis Elza Tucker

1848–1936 (Age 87)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Lewis Elza

When Lewis Elza Tucker was born on 17 December 1848, in Illinois, United States, his father, Elijah Lonelyzie Tucker, was 39 and his mother, Jane Phillips, was 39. He married Olive Elizabeth Giffin on 28 October 1874, in Benton, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Cole Township, Benton, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Lindsey Township, Benton, Missouri, United States for about 50 years. In 1880, at the age of 62, his occupation is listed as farmer in Lindsey Township, Benton, Missouri, United States. He died on 15 September 1936, in Benton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Elza Tucker
Olive Elizabeth Giffin
Marriage: 28 October 1874
Ida Ann Tucker
Lucinda Belle Tucker
Charles Steward Tucker
David Oliver Tucker
Myrtle Elizabeth Tucker
Lulu Tucker

Spouse & Children

28 October 1874
Benton, Missouri, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Elijah Lonelyzie Tucker


  • Jane Phillips




  • Sarah J. Tucker


  • John Wesley Tucker


  • Elizabeth Tucker


  • Isabel Tucker


  • Lucinda Tucker


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 8

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 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 23

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly southwestern England and South Wales): occupational name for a fuller, from an agent derivative of Middle English tuck(en) ‘to full cloth’ (Old English tūcian ‘to torment’). This was the term used for the process in the Middle Ages in southwestern England, and the surname is more common there than elsewhere. Compare Fuller and Walker .2 Americanized form of Jewish To(c)ker ( see Tokarz ).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuachair ‘descendant of Tuachar’, a personal name composed of the elements tuath ‘people’ + car ‘dear’, ‘beloved’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Louis Tucker in household of Elsa Tucker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lewis Tucker in household of Elijah L Tucker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lewis Tucker in household of Elza Tucker, "United States Census, 1850"

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