Ellen Shearer

10 October 1854–1925 (Age 70)
Springfield Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Shearer was born on 10 October 1854, in Springfield Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, 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 8 daughters. She lived in Loganville, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and York, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. She died in 1925, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Dallastown, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jacob Flinchbaugh
Ellen Shearer
Marriage: 17 September 1871
Clarence Flinchbaugh
Tildon H Flinchbaugh
Charles Franklin Flinchbaugh
Mary E Flinchbaugh
Olivia E. Flinchbaugh
Emma M Flinchbaugh
Ada M Flinchbaugh
Allen J Flinchbaugh
Adaline Flinchbaugh
Margaret R. Flinchbaugh
Dietta Flinchbaugh
Esther Flinchbaugh

Spouse and Children

    Jacob Flinchbaugh



17 September 1871
York, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 9

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

Age 21

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 northern English: from an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’; an occupational name for a sheep shearer or someone who used scissors to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen Shearer in household of Solomon Shearer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ellen Shearer in household of Solomon Shearer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ellwins Flinchbaugh in household of Jacob Flinchbaugh, "United States Census, 1910"

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