Ellen Shearer

Brief Life History of Ellen

When Ellen Shearer was born on 10 October 1854, in Jacobus, York, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, her father, Solomon Shearer, was 33 and her mother, Rebecca Goodling, was 26. She married Jacob Flinchbaugh on 17 September 1871, in York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Loganville, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and York, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. She died on 18 February 1925, in Dallastown, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Saint Johns Blymire Ucc Cemetery, Dallastown, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Flinchbaugh
Ellen Shearer
Marriage: 17 September 1871
Clarence S Flinchbaugh
Tildon H Flinchbaugh
Charles Franklin Flinchbaugh
Mary Ellen Flinchbaugh
Olivia Estella Flinchbaugh
Emma M Flinchbaugh
Ada M Flinchbaugh
Allen J Flinchbaugh
Margaret Rebecca Flinchbaugh

Sources (12)

  • Ellen Shearer in household of Solomon Shearer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ellen Shearer Flinchbaugh, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ellen Flinchbaugh, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"

World Events (8)


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The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: occupational name for a reaper of standing crops, a sheep shearer, or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from Middle English sherer(e) ‘shearer’, an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes. Compare Sherman .

Americanized form of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Scherer or Scherrer , cognates of 1 above. Compare Sharrer .

Americanized form of German Scheurer .

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

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