Ernest Herbert Shinn

6 January 1861–30 April 1939 (Age 78)
Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life of Ernest Herbert

When Ernest Herbert Shinn was born on 6 January 1861, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, Luther Clive Shinn, was 24 and his mother, Maria Delia Davis, was 16. He married Helen Frances Cline on 3 March 1890, in Ritchie, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 30 April 1939, in Borger, Hutchinson, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Herbert Shinn
Helen Frances Cline
Marriage: 3 March 1890
Encil Herman Shinn
Minnie B. Shinn

Spouse and Children

3 March 1890
Ritchie, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

Age 1

The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 21

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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)

  • Earnest Shinn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Earnest Shinn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ernest Shinn in household of Luther C Shinn, "United States Census, 1880"

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