Florence Elizabeth Shinn

Brief Life History of Florence Elizabeth

When Florence Elizabeth Shinn was born on 5 April 1865, in Cedar Creek Township, Lake, Indiana, United States, her father, William Joshua Shinn, was 53 and her mother, Almira Darling, was 39. She married Franklin Aldon Herman from January 1881 to December 1881. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in LaGrange, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Whiting, North Township, Lake, Indiana, United States in 1900. She died on 22 November 1950, in Buchanan, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Buchanan, Berrien, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Aldon Herman
Florence Elizabeth Shinn
Marriage: from January 1881 to December 1881
Minnie Herman
Murtle M Herman
Fred Herman

Sources (16)

  • Florence Herman in household of Frank Herman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence Herman, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Florence Elizabeth Wooden, "Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.


Historical Boundaries: 1871: Lake, Indiana, United States

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English (Norfolk and Suffolk): nickname from Middle English shin(ne) ‘fair, handsome’, a variant of Shine 3 and Sheen 2.

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

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