William Anderson Shores

1853–28 May 1934 (Age 81)
Stokes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Anderson

When William Anderson Shores was born in 1853, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Lewis Franklin Shores, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Williams Grigg, was 24. He married Amanda Freedle on 16 February 1879, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Antonito, Conejos, Colorado, United States in 1920. He died on 28 May 1934, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

William Anderson Shores
Amanda Freedle
Marriage: 16 February 1879
Jennie Elizabeth Shores
Sarah R Shores
Phoebe Ella Shores
Florrie Ennis Shores
John Walter Shores
William Parley Shores

Spouse and Children

16 February 1879
Stokes, North Carolina, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 0

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1861 · Denver Becomes a City

Age 8

In 1861, Denver City was incorporated into the territory as an official city.
1876 · Colorado becomes a State

Age 23

On Aug 1, 1876, The United States Congress passed an act making the Territory of Colorado the 38th state.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Shore 1 and 2.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • W H Shores, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William A Shores in household of Lewis F Shores, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Shorer, "United States Census, 1910"

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