Hettie Calhoun

28 August 1888–1 January 1919 (Age 30)
Forneys Creek Township, Swain, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Hettie

When Hettie Calhoun was born on 28 August 1888, in Forneys Creek Township, Swain, North Carolina, United States, her father, Zebulon Vance Calhoun, was 25 and her mother, Maggie Minerva Postell, was 18. She married Robert Vance Shope on 29 November 1908, in Graham, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cheoah, Graham, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 1 January 1919, at the age of 30.

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Family Time Line

Robert Vance Shope
Hettie Calhoun
Marriage: 29 November 1908
Voyne Eugene Shope Sr.
Murriell E. Shope
Mildred Shope
James Blaine Shope

Spouse and Children

29 November 1908
Graham, North Carolina, United States



    Murriell E. Shope


    Mildred Shope


    James Blaine Shope


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 9

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Scottish Colquhoun .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hettie Calhoun in household of Unreadable Calhoun, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hettie Shope in household of Robert Shope, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hettie Elizabeth Calhoun in entry for James Blaine Shope, "North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922"

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