Martha May Shupe

1855–1952 (Age 96)
Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States

The Life of Martha May

When Martha May Shupe was born on 20 May 1855, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, her father, William Kendrick Shupe, was 30 and her mother, Mary Ann Hoffman, was 29. She married Daniel Charles Nell on 23 October 1883, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Woodstock Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Scotland Township, McDonough, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 April 1952, in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martha May Shupe
Daniel Charles Nell
Marriage: 23 October 1883
William Nell
George William Nell
Pearl Luretta Nell
Herbert Sylvester Nell
Guy Harrison Nell
Ethel Henrietta Nell
Leona May Nell

Spouse & Children

23 October 1883
Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 1

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of Schupp or Schuppe .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Martha Shupe in household of William K Shupe, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Nell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha Nell, "United States Census, 1930"

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