Lydia Shay

3 December 1858–4 March 1944 (Age 85)
Cornwall, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Shay was born on 3 December 1858, in Cornwall, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George Shay, was 28 and her mother, Ann Baldwin, was 25. She married Andrew Jackson Kinzie on 8 November 1876, in Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Lee, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died on 4 March 1944, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Jackson Kinzie
Lydia Shay
Marriage: 8 November 1876
Lulu Kinzie
Warren Kinzie
Otis Kinzie
Charles Luman Kinzie
Edna Kinzie
Mildred E. Kinzie
Chester Jackson Kinzie

Spouse and Children

    Andrew Jackson Kinzie



8 November 1876
Lee, Iowa, United States


+2 More Children

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+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 5

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Shea .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Kinzie in household of Jackson Kinzie, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Lydia Shay in household of George Shay, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lydia Shay in household of George Shay, "United States Census, 1870"

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