Sarah Jane Hensley

1856–
Illinois, United States

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Hensley was born in 1856, in Illinois, United States, her father, William Frank Hensley, was 25 and her mother, Mary Margaret Barney, was 23. She lived in Kansas, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

William Frank Hensley
1831–1924
Mary Margaret Barney
1833–1879
Mary Jane Hensley
1855–
Sarah Jane Hensley
1856–
Nettie Hensley
1857–
Era Thel Hensley
1858–
William Archibald Hensley
1859–1938
Eva Ethel Hensley
1873–1965

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Mary Jane Hensley

    Female1855–Female

    Female1856–Female

    Nettie Hensley

    Female1857–Female

    Female1858–Female

    William Archibald Hensley

    Male1859–1938Male

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 0

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 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 34

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English:1. probably a habitational name from either of two places in Devon: Hensley in East Worlington, which is named with the Old English personal name Hēahmund + Old English lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’, or Hensleigh in Tiverton, which is named from Old English hengest ‘stallion’ (or the Old English personal name Hengest) + lēah. 2. possibly also a variant of Hemsley .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • S J Hensley in household of W F Hensley, "United States Census, 1870"

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