Rebecca Shotwell

Female1 May 1880–24 June 1956

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Shotwell was born on 1 May 1880, in Bucyrus, Crawford, Ohio, United States, her father, Theodore Frank Shotwell, was 28 and her mother, Amanda H McKinstry, was 24. She married Nathan Thomas Viger on 18 September 1906, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Detroit Ward 2, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 24 June 1956, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Thomas Viger
Rebecca Shotwell
Marriage: 18 September 1906
David Nathan Viger
Mary Louise Viger

Sources (14)

  • Shotwell in household of Theodore Shotwell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rebecca Shotwell, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Rebecca S Viger in household of Nathan T Viger, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 September 1906Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 1

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1881 · Center of Stove Manufacturing

    Age 1

    "During the late 19th century, cast-iron stove manufacturing became Detroit's top industry and later the city received the nickname, ""Stove Capital of the World."""

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 20

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    Possibly English: habitational name from a lost orunidentified place.

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

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