Shed

9 August 1892–
Ganeer Township, Kankakee, Illinois, United States

The Life of Shed

When Shed was born on 9 August 1892, in Ganeer Township, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, his father, Jay Wellington Shedd, was 30 and his mother, Harriett May Felt, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Jay Wellington Shedd
1862–
Harriett May Felt
1859–1923
William Felt Shedd
1885–1969
Elva Shedd
1890–
Shed
1892–
Elmer McKinley Shedd
1894–1973

Parents and Siblings

    Jay Wellington Shedd

    Male1862–Male

    Harriett May Felt

    Female1859–1923Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Shedd .

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

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