Shelton Christopher "Sheck" Towery

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

The Life 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
1848–1927
Josephine "Josie" McMullin
1867–1920
Marriage: 22 October 1889
Towry
1891–1891
Alva Towry
1893–1893
Lexie Nisbet Towery
1894–1895
Garrett Hobert Towery
1897–1985

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 October 1889
Crittenden, Kentucky, United States
children

(4)

    Towry

    Male1891–1891Male

    Alva Towry

    Male1893–1893Male

    Lexie Nisbet Towery

    Male1894–1895Male

    Male1897–1985Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1852 · ""

Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1852: Crittenden, Kentucky, United States
1863

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Shelton Towery in household of Berry Land, "United States Census, 1860"
  • S. C. Towery, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"
  • Shelton C. Towery, "Find A Grave Index"

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