Frances Bookie McShan

July 1854–9 August 1931 (Age 77)
Pickens, Alabama, United States

The Life of Frances Bookie

When Frances Bookie McShan was born in July 1854, in Pickens, Alabama, United States, her father, Feaster McShan, was 43 and her mother, Scythia Lucy Ann Coleman, was 36. She married John A. Arendale on 9 December 1875, in Reform, Pickens, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Reform, Pickens, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 7 Beard, Pickens, Alabama, United States in 1920. She died on 9 August 1931, in Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States.

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John A. Arendale
Frances Bookie McShan
Marriage: 9 December 1875
Donnie S Arendale
John Franklin Arendale
Zelma S Arendale
Grover Cleveland Arendale
Zilla O McShan Arendale

Spouse and Children

9 December 1875
Reform, Pickens, Alabama, United States


    Donnie S Arendale


    John Franklin Arendale


    Zelma S Arendale


    Grover Cleveland Arendale


    Zilla O McShan Arendale


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World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 7

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

Variant of northern Irish and Scottish McShane .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bookey Armdale in household of John Armdale, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Francis Arendale in household of J O Wells, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Francis B Arendale, "United States Census, 1920"

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