Esther Anna "Essie" Cockhill

11 January 1843–1911 (Age 67)
Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Esther Anna "Essie"

When Esther Anna "Essie" Cockhill was born on 11 January 1843, in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Cockill, was 26 and her mother, Anna B. Beatty, was 24. She married Jon Greene Shastid on 2 June 1861, in Pike, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Branch Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Perry, Pike, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. She died in 1911, in Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Pittsfield Township, Pike, Illinois, United States.

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Jon Greene Shastid
Esther Anna "Essie" Cockhill
Marriage: 2 June 1861
Charles H. Shastid
Charles H Shastid

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World Events (8)

Age 3
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
Age 5
Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
Age 20
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name from a place in Shropshire or several farmsteads so named.

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

Sources (7)

  • Essie Shastid in household of Anna B Cockill, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Esther C Shastid, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ester A Cockill in household of Joseph Cockill, "United States Census, 1850"

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