Catharine Newnum

28 March 1841–8 August 1928 (Age 87)
Fountain, Indiana, United States

The Life of Catharine

When Catharine Newnum was born on 28 March 1841, in Fountain, Indiana, United States, her father, William A Newnum, was 48 and her mother, Anna Christine Sowers, was 29. She married John Shell on 30 March 1871, in Fountain, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Millcreek Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Veedersburg, Van Buren Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States in 1910. She died on 8 August 1928, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

John Shell
1842–1908
Catharine Newnum
1841–1928
Marriage: 30 March 1871
Albert Mayhew Shell
1872–
George W. Shell
1873–1942
Anna Shell
1875–
Martha J. Shell
1877–1878
Ida O. Shell
1878–
Pearl Shell
1879–1967
Alta Shell
1881–1979

Spouse and Children

    John Shell

    Male1842–1908Male

    Female1841–1928Female

MARRIAGE
30 March 1871
Fountain, Indiana, United States
children

(7)

    Albert Mayhew Shell

    Male1872–Male

    George W. Shell

    Male1873–1942Male

    Anna Shell

    Female1875–Female

    Martha J. Shell

    Female1877–1878Female

    Ida O. Shell

    Female1878–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 10

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.
1865

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Newnham .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Catharine Shell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Catharine Newnam in household of William Newnam, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Catharin Shell in household of John Shell, "United States Census, 1880"

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