Caroline Hunter

1852–
Bond, Illinois, United States

The Life of Caroline

When Caroline Hunter was born in 1852, in Bond, Illinois, United States, her father, Thomas Nelson Hunter, was 22 and her mother, Sarah William Cushing, was 19.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Nelson Hunter
1830–1886
Sarah William Cushing
1833–1883
Caroline Hunter
1852–
Alice Catherine Hunter
1855–1906
George W Hunter
1859–1905
Thomas Hunter
1860–
Henry Charles Hunter
1861–1925
Jenny Hunter
1864–
Grace Elizabeth Hunter
1873–1901
Horace Hunter
1874–1914
Thomas
1875–

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Nelson Hunter

    Male1830–1886Male

    Sarah William Cushing

    Female1833–1883Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 4

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.
1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 33

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and northern Irish: variant of Hunt , a Middle English secondary derivative formed with the addition of the agent noun suffix -er.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Caroline Hunter in household of Thomas Hunter, "United States Census, 1860"

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