Eleanor M. Rooksberry

January 1863–after 1900 (Age 37)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Eleanor M.

When Eleanor M. Rooksberry was born in January 1863, in Indiana, United States, her father, Willis Rooksberry, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Smith, was 33. She married Fountain Gerome Shepherd on 10 August 1882, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died after 1900, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

Fountain Gerome Shepherd
1860–1932
Eleanor M. Rooksberry
1863–1900
Marriage: 10 August 1882
Bessie Shepherd
1883–
Pearl Shepherd
1886–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 August 1882
Sullivan, Indiana, United States
children

(2)

    Bessie Shepherd

    Female1883–Female

    Pearl Shepherd

    Female1886–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Willis Rooksberry

    Male1827–1877Male

    Elizabeth Smith

    Female1830–1880Female

siblings

(7)

    Jane E Rooksberry

    Female1852–1900Female

    Rebecca Ann Rooksberry

    Female1855–1919Female

    Mary F. Rooksberry

    Female1858–1889Female

    Alice Rooksberry

    Female1860–1904Female

    Female1863–1900Female

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 0

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

Age 0

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 12

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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Sources (3)

  • Elenor Rooksberry in household of Willis Rooksberry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ella M Rooksberry, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Ella M. Rooksberry in entry for Troutman G. Shepherd, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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