Gertie Schoonover

Female21 October 1876–14 April 1914

Brief Life History of Gertie

When Gertie Schoonover was born on 21 October 1876, in Havana, Mason, Illinois, United States, her father, David Schoonover, was 26 and her mother, Caroline Margaret Davis, was 23. She married Charles Ellet Snell Schnell in 1894, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bath, Mason, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Chandlerville, Cass, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 April 1914, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Charles Ellet Snell Schnell
Gertie Schoonover
Marriage: 1894
Marguerite Snell
Harry Snell
Howard Snell

Sources (6)

  • Gertrude Schoonover in household of David Schoonover, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Gertie Schomover, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Gertrude Schoonover in entry for Howard Gilbert Snell, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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  • Marriage
    1894Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1877 · The First Workers Strike

    Age 1

    The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 5

    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.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 14

    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

    Americanized form of Dutch Schoonhoven .

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

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