Orlenia Shockley

Female18 May 1845–9 April 1926

Brief Life History of Orlenia

When Orlenia Shockley was born on 18 May 1845, in Carroll, Virginia, United States, her father, John Floyd Shockley, was 52 and her mother, Phoebe Scudders, was 43. She married Noah Farmer on 1 May 1859, in Carroll, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Mechanicsburg, Bland, Virginia, United States in 1880 and Marion Township, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States in 1920. She died on 9 April 1926, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

William Neel Harman
Orlenia Shockley
Marriage: 26 August 1879
William Horace Greely Harman
Imogene Beatrice Harman
Leila Estella Harman
Pearl Eloise Harmon
Aurora Blanch Harmon
Marvin Gladstone Harman

Sources (40)

  • Orlena Farmer in household of Noah Farmer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Orlenia Farmer, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • O Venice Shockley, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 August 1879Bland, Virginia, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

    Age 2

    Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 22

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English: probably a habitational name from Shocklach in Cheshire, named in Old English with sceocca ‘goblin, evil spirit’ + læcc ‘boggy stream’. In the 17th century the name was common in Buckinghamshire, England.

    History: Richard Shockley (born c. 1634, probably in Buckinghamshire, England) arrived in MD in 1671.

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

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