Shelton Christopher "Sheck" Towery

24 November 1848–18 December 1927 (Age 79)
Caldwell, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Shelton Christopher "Sheck"

When Shelton Christopher "Sheck" Towery was born on 24 November 1848, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Willis Towery, was 22 and his mother, Elvinia Davis, was 17. He married Sarah Elizabeth Woolf on 9 December 1883, in Crittenden, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 18 December 1927, in Providence, Webster, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Shady Grove, Crittenden, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Shelton Christopher "Sheck" Towery
Josephine "Josie" McMullin
Marriage: 22 October 1889
Alva Towry
Lexie Nisbet Towery
Garrett Hobert Towery

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 October 1889Crittenden, Kentucky, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries - 1852: Crittenden, Kentucky, United States
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 22
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northumberland and Durham): unexplained.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Shelton Towery in household of Berry Land, "United States Census, 1860"
    • S. C. Towery, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • S C Towery, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

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