George Shenton

February 1870–1933 (Age 62)
Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States

The Life of George

When George Shenton was born in February 1870, in Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States, his father, David Shenton, was 27 and his mother, Frances Elizabeth Roxby, was 28. He married Rosamond Lenore Porter on 19 September 1901, in Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Spring Valley Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died in 1933, in Dallas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Violet Hill Cemetery, Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Shenton
Rosamond Lenore Porter
Marriage: 19 September 1901
Frances Mary Shenton
Rose Roxby Shenton

Spouse and Children

19 September 1901
Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    David Shenton


    Frances Elizabeth Roxby




    Eleanor Byers Shenton


    Job Shenton



    Emma Shenton


    William Shenton


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 14

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 20

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, originally named as the settlement (Old English tūn) on the river Sence. This river name is a Normanized form of Old English Scenc ‘drinking-cup’, referring to its abundance of potable water.

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

Sources (3)

  • George Shenton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Shenton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Shenton, "United States Census, 1920"

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