Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA - Ticket to 1893 Chicago World's Fair (World's Columbian Exposition)
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Metropolitan "L" Train, Crossing Jack-Knife Bridge, Over Chicago River, Chicago
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Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
People, Pictures and News From the Past

Where is Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA?  Chicago’s first permanent resident was a trader named Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, a free black man apparently from Haiti, who came here in the late 1770s. In 1795, the U.S. government built Fort Dearborn at what is now the corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive (look for the bronze markers in the pavement). It was burned to the ground by Native Americans in 1812, rebuilt and demolished in 1857.

Incorporated as a city in 1837, Chicago was ideally situated to take advantage of the trading possibilities created by the nation’s westward expansion. The completion of the Illinois & Michigan Canal in 1848 created a water link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, but the canal was soon rendered obsolete by railroads... www.cityofchicago.org/ city/ en/ about/ history.html

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1696 - Guardian Angel mission
Jesuit priest Pierre François Pinet (1660-1704?) establishes the Guardian Angel mission at present Chicago.

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1779 - Trading Post
Jean Baptiste Point du Sable (1745?-1818) establishes a trading post at present Chicago.

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1803 - Fort Dearborn
United States Army establishes Fort Dearborn at present Chicago.

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1833 - August 10 - Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200

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1835 - August 18 - Last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago

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1837 - Chicago receives a city charter; William Ogden (1805-1877) becomes the first mayor.

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1847 - Chicago Tribune
Joseph Medill (1823-1899) founds the Chicago Tribune.

Inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884) opens a plant in Chicago for manufacturing wheat reapers.

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1848 - Chicago Board of Trade
The Chicago Board of Trade, located on West Jackson Street in Chicago, is a connection to agriculture that affects the everyday consumer of farm products. Since its beginning in 1848, the Chicago Board of Trade has grown to be one of the largest agriculture exchanges in the world.

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1856 - Rand McNally
William Rand opens a small printing shop in Chicago's Loop, forming the precursor of Rand McNally.

www.randmcnally.com/ about/history
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1856 - April 17 – The Chicago Historical Society Museum is established at 1601 N. Clark Street, Chicago.

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April 17, 1856
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1866 - November 30 - Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel, Chicago

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1867 - Pullman Palace Car Company
George M. Pullman (1831-1897) founds the Pullman Palace Car Company in Chicago, manufacturing railroad sleeping cars.

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1869 - Alcohol from Soap Grease and Garbage
A company has been formed in Chicago, and will soon be in operation, for distilling alcohol and extracting soap grease from ordinary city garbage. It is estimated that each barrel of garbage will yield three pounds of soap grease and four gallons of proof spirits.
Harrisburg Telegraph
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
July 28, 1869
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1871 - October 8-10 - Fire Destroys 18,000 Buildings in Chicago

The Chicago Fire - "YOU ARE THERE"
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Chicago Fire destroys eighteen thousand downtown buildings, with losses estimated at $200 million.
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1872 - Montgomery Ward
Chicago merchant Aaron Montgomery Ward (1844-1913) establishes the first large-scale mail order business. Ward, a young traveling salesman of dry goods, was concerned over the plight of many rural midwest Americans who he thought were overcharged and underserved by many of the smalltown retailers on...Read MORE...


1884 - First metal-framed skyscraper - The Home Insurance Building is generally noted as the first tall building to be supported, both inside and outside, by a fireproof metal frame.
...The most expensive and probably the most substantial of the structures that can be included in this year's list in the new office section is the ten-story building being erected at the northeast corner of La Salle and Adams streets, for the Home Fire-Insurance Company of New York, after plans dra...Read MORE...


May 4, 1886: Haymarket Affair, Chicago, Illinois
A general strike begins in the United States, which escalates into the Haymarket Riot and eventually wins the eight-hour day for workers.
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May 4, 1886
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1890 - February 24 – Chicago is selected to host the Columbian Exposition

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February 24, 1890
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1891 - April 1 - The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago.

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April 1, 1891
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1891 - Man Killed While Lowering Flag
Janitor David Leonard Fatally Injured.

David Leonard, janitor of the county building and a member of the G.A.R., was fatally injured last night while lowering the flag from the top of the building. He went to the fourth floor and then climbed a ladder reaching to the flagstaff. In descending the ...
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1891 - ROOF COLLAPSED. FIFTY WORKMEN BURIED IN THE DEBRIS. THE ACCIDENT IN CHICAGO.
FORTUNATELY NO ONE WAS KILLED, THOUGH A NUMBER WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED, AND IT IS FEARED ONE OF THEM MAY DIE - LIST OF THE VICTIMS.

Chicago, July 13. - While fifty workmen were engaged in tearing down a portion of the old fair building at 77, 79 and 81 Adams Street, Saturday evening, the roof coll...
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1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

Curious City
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World's Columbian Exposition is held in Chicago, commemorating the 400th anniversary of European exploratory voyage...
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1893 - ACCIDENT AT THE FAIR. A RAILWAY SLED AT MIDWAY PLAISANCE JUMPS THE TRACK KILLING ONE MAN AND INJURING FIVE OTHER PEOPLE.
Special to the Record-Union.
Chicago, June 14. - One man was killed and five other people badly injured by an accident that occurred on the ice railway at Midway Plaisance this evening.
The dead are:
W. D. RICHMOND, Dulnap, Ill.
Injured:
H. JACOBS.
J. JACOBS.
D. F. SLATER.
MAY OAYERS.
CARL ...
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1893 - October 30 – The 1893 World's Fair, also known as the World's Columbian Exposition, closes.

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October 30, 1893
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1894 - Pullman strike
The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the federal government of the United States under President Grover Cleveland. The strike and boycott shut do...Read MORE...


1894 - BIG BLAZE AT CHICAGO. Five Buildings at the World's Fair Grounds Destroyed.
THE FLAMES FANNED BY A FIERCE SOUTHWEST GALE.

Special to the Record-Union.
CHICAGO, July 5. - The World's Columbian Exposition is a billowy sea of fire. The administration building, the architectural crown of the White City, with its gilded and decorated dome, its supporting pavilions enriched w...
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1895 - November 25 - Chicago Times-Herald race: The first American automobile race in history is sponsored by the Chicago Times-Herald. Press coverage first arouses significant American interest in the automobile.

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November 25, 1895
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1899 - July 17 - America's first juvenile court is established in Chicago.

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July 17, 1899
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1900 - May 17 - L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is published in Chicago.

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May 17, 1900
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1901 - Chicago - Large in Every Way by Lyman J. Gage
The plotting of the site of Chicago was characteristic of the practical sentiment that has ever stimulated the city. No less a personage than Washington established the streets and boundaries of the national capital; religious romance presided at the founding of San Francisco; interesting legends cl...Read MORE...


1903 - December 30 – Iroquois Theater fire in Chicago kills 600
A safety standard for theaters and public buildings rises from the ashes of the Iroquois Theater (in Chicago), where more than 600 people were killed... Henceforth, all theater exits had to be clearly marked and the doors rigged so that, even if they could not be pulled open from the outside, they c...Read MORE...


1904 - EXPLOSION OF TOY PISTOL CAPS IS DEADLY. TWO BOYS AND A MAN KILLED AND PERHAPS THREE OTHER VICTIMS.
Chicago, March 15. -- Three persons were killed and eight other employes were injured today by the explosion of toy pistol caps in the two-story brick manufacturing plant of the Chicago Toy Novelty company, at Western Avenue and West Eighteenth Street. The building was wrecked and the ruins caught f...Read MORE...


1907 - FIVE KILLED AS HOUSE FALLS. ELEVEN OTHERS INJURED IN AN EARLY MORNING CRASH IN CHICAGO.
Chicago, Ill., Aug. 16. - Five persons were killed and eleven others were injured, three seriously, early today by the collapse of a two-story frame boarding house at 55 Fry Street. Four persons were instantly killed and the fifth died a few minutes after being taken to a hospital. The bodies of the...Read MORE...


1916
Chicago, shl-ka'go or shi-kaw'go, a city, port of entry, and capital of Cook CO., Ill., situated near the S. extremity of Lake Michigan, on its W. shore, about 700 miles in a direct line W. by N. of New York. Lat (main business quarter) 41° 53' N. ; Lon. 87° 36' W. Elevation above the sea, 600 feet....Read MORE...


1916 - April 20 – The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (modern-day Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.

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April 20, 1916
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1918 - June 22 – Suspects in the Chicago Restaurant Poisonings are arrested, and more than 100 waiters are taken into custody, for poisoning restaurant customers with a lethal powder called Mickey Finn.

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June 22, 1918
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1919 - July 27 - Race Riots
July 27 – The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 begins when a white man throws stones at a group of four black teens on a raft.

Chicago race riots leave thirty-eight dead and more than five hundred injured; a thousand residents are left homeless.

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July 27, 1919
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1920 - March 28 - The worst tornado disaster of record occurred in Chicago IL as a tornado killed 28 persons and caused three million dollars damage.

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March 28, 1920
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1926 - Charles Lindbergh
Aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) begins daily mail delivery flights between Chicago and St. Louis.

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1926 - TWO CIRCUS TRAPEZE PERFORMERS HURT.
Chicago, July 26. - (United Press) - Two circus trapeze performers, FRANK CROMWELL and his wife, MAUDE, were in a Chicago hospital today suffering from multiple bone fractures and internal injuries, the result of a 50-foot fall during a performance last night. Physicians today said they might recove...Read MORE...


1926 - September 20 – Twelve blue cars full of gangsters open fire at the Hawthorne Inn, Al Capone's Chicago headquarters. Only one of Capone's men is wounded.

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September 20, 1926
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1927 - CHICAGO FIREMEN IN DEATH TRAP, EXPLOSION IN A CHEMICAL PLANT.
Chicago, March 11 - (AP) - The ranks of engine companies numbers three and six were depleted late today when an explosion killed one fireman and seriously injured ten other, two probably fatally.

They had controlled a fire in the plant of the Daigger Chemical Company, just outside the downtown di...
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1927 - CHICAGO POLICE SEEK BOOZE SELLING GROCER AS OPERATOR OF STILL. TWO FAMILIES WIPED OUT WHEN EXPLOSION WRECKS BUILDING; ALL THOSE KILLED DIED IN THEIR BEDS; FOUR STORES RAZED.
Chicago, April 16 (UP) - A moonshiner's still is believed by police to be responsible for an explosion Saturday which killed eight persons, all but wiping out the families of two small shop keepers on Chicago's west side.

MAYME SOKOLSKY, 17, thought to have been in the building, spent last night ...
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1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre
Gunmen of Alphonse Capone (1899-1947) murder seven rival Chicago mobsters in the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre."

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February 14, 1929
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1933 - Assassinated
Anton "Tony" Joseph Cermak (May 9, 1873 – March 6, 1933) was an American politician of Czech origin who served as the mayor of Chicago, Illinois from 1931 until his assassination in 1933... While shaking hands with President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt at Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida, on February...Read MORE...


1933 - May 27 - The Century of Progress World's Fair opens in Chicago.

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May 27, 1933
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1937 - May 30 - The Chicago Police Department shoot and kill ten unarmed demonstrators in Chicago in what is known as the Memorial Day massacre.

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May 30, 1937
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1954 - October 9-11 - A deluge of 6.72 inches of rain in 48 hours flooded the Chicago River, causing ten million dollars damage in the Chicago area.

The Weather Channel
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1958 - School Fire
Fire at Our Lady of Angels elementary school in Chicago claims the lives of ninety-two children and three nuns.
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1966 - May 11 - The 1.6 inch snow at Chicago, IL, was their latest measurable snow of record. Previously the record was 3.7 inches on the 1st and 2nd of May set in 1940

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January 27, 1967 - Residents of Chicago, IL, began to dig out from a storm which produced 23 inches of snow in 29 hours. The snow paralyzed the city and suburbs for days, and business losses were enormous.

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1968 - Civil Disorder Results in 650 Arrests
Civil disorder erupts during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; police report 650 arrests.

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1972 - Trains Collide
Two Illinois Central commuter trains collide in Chicago; forty-five passengers are killed and more than two hundred are injured.

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1974 - Sears Tower
The Sears tower was constructed in 1974. It was the world's tallest building, eclipsing New York's twin-towered World Trade Center by 25 meters (83 ft). It would keep the title of tallest building in the world until the Petronas twin towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were constructed in 1997.

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Boedeker
America/USA  Paul Edward Boedeker (16 November 1886, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA - 15 September 1936, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Florida, USA)

Brennan
America/USA  Mary Ann Brennan (May 12,1897, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA - January 13,1985, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA)

Disney
America/USA  Walter Elias Disney (5 December 1901, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA - 15 December 1966 , California, USA)

Pecher
America/USA  Anna M Pecher (abt. 1890, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA - , )

Rickard
America/USA  James Edward Rickard (March 2, 1924, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA - 1990, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA)

Shambo-Archambeau
America/USA  Bernice Helen Shambo-Archambeau (December 6th,1919, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA - March 13,2007, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA)

Wikstrand
America/USA  Victor E Wikstrand (12 January 1894, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA - December 1975, Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Brennan
America/USA  Mary Ann Brennan (May 12,1897, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA - January 13,1985, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA)

Lanoue
immigrant - Canada to US Canada/New France  Rosalie Lanoue (26 February 1829 , Iberville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Athanase)* - 9 January 1894, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA)

Rickard
America/USA  James Edward Rickard (March 2, 1924, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA - 1990, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA)

Shambo-Archambeau
America/USA  Bernice Helen Shambo-Archambeau (December 6th,1919, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA - March 13,2007, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA)

Sittig
immigrant Germany  Eugene Alexander Sittig (1847, Lauban (Lubań), Silesia (Schlesien), Prussia (Preußen), Germany - 6 June 1907, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA)

Smith
America/USA  James Burnham Smith (July 1840, Ledyard, Cayuga, New York, USA (Aurora) - April 1904, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA)

Tobey
America/USA  Harriet Tobey (abt. 1787, Massachusetts, USA - 1865, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA)

White
America/USA  George Elon White (7 March 1848, Millbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 17 May 1935, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1906
Luther Little Smith (November 1869 - 12 October 1946) & Reina E Haag (1880 - )
married 10 February 1906

1921
Ralph J Trombetta (9 November 1896 - May 1979) & Anna M Pecher (abt. 1890 - )
married 1 January 1921

1945
Harold Vernon Hoisve (19 November 1910 - 18 November 1971) & Elaine Fay Thompson (29 June 1919 - 15 March 2011)
married 17 July 1945

1946
Edward A Parker (24 September 1896 - 22 April 1983) & Grace A Cobb (22 April 1878 - 29 October 1967)
married 1946

1947
David Walter Henry Allard (1/21/1917 - 6/7/1990) & Barbara Tinsley (7/17/1920 - 8/29/2008)
married April 12, 1947
 




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