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
Eleanor M. Rooksberry
Marriage: 10 August 1882
Bessie Shepherd
Pearl Shepherd

Spouse and Children

10 August 1882
Sullivan, Indiana, United States


    Bessie Shepherd


    Pearl Shepherd


Parents and Siblings

    Willis Rooksberry


    Elizabeth Smith




    Jane E Rooksberry


    Rebecca Ann Rooksberry


    Mary F. Rooksberry


    Alice Rooksberry



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


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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