Eleanor Rickerson

4 May 1823–
Peru, Clinton, New York, United States

The Life of Eleanor

When Eleanor Rickerson was born on 4 May 1823, in Peru, Clinton, New York, United States, her father, Jonathan Ricketson, was 40 and her mother, Esther Slyter, was 28. She married Reuben Thomas Kingman on 7 May 1843, in Kendall, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Mason City, Mason, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Mazon, Mazon Township, Grundy, Illinois, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Thomas Kingman
Eleanor Rickerson
Marriage: 7 May 1843
Horace Kingman
Orrin Hamilton Kingman
Julia Kingman
Elma Mary Kingman
Charles Kingman
Sarah Kingman
Jane Kingman
Perry Victor Kingman
Frederic Kingman
Elizabeth Kingman
William Ellsworth Kingman
James Henry Kingman

Spouse and Children

    Reuben Thomas Kingman



7 May 1843
Kendall, Illinois, United States


    Horace Kingman


    Orrin Hamilton Kingman


    Julia Kingman


    Elma Mary Kingman


    Charles Kingman


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 4

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 33

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

Possibly an altered spelling of German Rickertsen, a patronymic from Richard or Rickert .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elenor Kingman in household of Ruben T Kingman, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Ellen Kingman in household of Reuben Kingman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Allice Kingman in household of Reuben Kingman, "United States Census, 1860"

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