James Washington Shinn

4 June 1849–31 July 1913 (Age 64)
Wilsonburg, Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of James Washington

When James Washington Shinn was born on 4 June 1849, in Wilsonburg, Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Shinn, was 27 and his mother, Henrietta Ash, was 25. He married Jennie Pryor on 4 July 1879, in Carroll, Indiana, United States. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 31 July 1913, in Logansport, Indiana, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Logansport, Indiana, United States.

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James Washington Shinn
1849–1913
Jennie Pryor
1851–1919
Marriage: 4 July 1879

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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851
Age 2
Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas
Age 12
The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
Age 17
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.

Name Meaning

(1997: 3179;2007: 6076; 2010: 8038)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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Shine

Sources (4)

  • J W Shinn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Washington Shinn - Government record: Death record or certificate: death: 31 July 1913; Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States
  • James Shinn in household of Joseph Shinn, "United States Census, 1870"

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