Luther D. Shinn

21 July 1862–23 April 1892 (Age 29)
Shinnston, Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life of Luther D.

When Luther D. Shinn was born on 21 July 1862, in Shinnston, Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, Luther Clive Shinn, was 26 and his mother, Maria Delia Davis, was 18. He died on 23 April 1892, in Clay Magisterial District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Shinnston, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Luther Clive Shinn
Maria Delia Davis
Ernest Herbert Shinn
Luther D. Shinn
Mary Virginia Shinn
Armenia Blanche Shinn
Lilly Grace Shinn
May Marie Shinn
Rebecca Elizabeth Shinn
Eva Ella Shinn
William Smith Davis Shinn
Jesse Harper Peter Shinn
Esther B. Shinn
Ralph Samuel Shinn

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Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 1

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1872 · The First National Park

Age 10

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.

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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  • Luther I Shinn in household of Luther C Shinn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Luther D Shinn in household of Luther C Shinn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Luther D. Shinn, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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