Elmor Roy Shipley

23 November 1874–5 November 1954 (Age 79)
Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, United States

The Life of Elmor Roy

When Elmor Roy Shipley was born on 23 November 1874, in Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, United States, his father, John P. Shipley, was 46 and his mother, Ann E. Seward, was 36. He married Katherine Marie Laurie on 16 November 1898, in Butler, Ohio, United States. He died on 5 November 1954, in his hometown, at the age of 79.

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Elmor Roy Shipley
Katherine Marie Laurie
Marriage: 16 November 1898

Spouse and Children


    Katherine Marie Laurie


16 November 1898
Butler, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John P. Shipley


    Ann E. Seward




    Melinda Shipley


    William Shipley


    Maud Shipley



World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Northumberland, Shropshire, Sussex, and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English scēap, scīp ‘sheep’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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