Edward Shinn

May 1894–1915 (Age 20)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Shinn was born in May 1894, in Missouri, United States, his father, John Richwine Shinn, was 24 and his mother, Rosa Lee Foster, was 19. He lived in Alexander Township, Benton, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1915, at the age of 21.

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John Richwine Shinn
Rosa Lee Foster
Stella Shinn
Edward Shinn
Bertha Shinn
Fred Shinn
Ferd Shinn
Alfred Shinn
Robert H. Shinn
Daisy Shinn
Benjamin Shinn
Dennis Shinn
Byron Shinn
Ada Shinn

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    Stella Shinn



    Bertha Shinn




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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 4

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.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 7

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a Skinner , from Old English scinn, Middle English shin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’. In Middle English this word was replaced by the Norse equivalent, skinn.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eddy Shinn in household of John Shinn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ed Shinn in household of John Shinn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Shinn - Government record: birth: May 1894; ,,Missouri, United States

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