Amanda Skinner

2 December 1868–20 May 1943 (Age 74)
Colfax Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Amanda

When Amanda Skinner was born on 2 December 1868, in Colfax Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States, her father, Alva Skinner, was 31 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Frantz/France, was 26. She died on 20 May 1943, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Alva Skinner
1837–1894
Mary Elizabeth Frantz/France
1842–1907
Robert Emery Skinner
1864–1932
Amanda Skinner
1868–1943
Charles Ellsworth Skinner
1872–1950
Effa Viola Skinner
1872–1936
Rozella D Skinner
1877–1943
Jesse Leon Skinner
1878–1951
Corban Skinner
1880–1945

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 16

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who stripped the hide from animals, to be used in the production of fur garments or to be tanned for leather, from an agent derivative of Middle English skin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’ (Old Norse skinn).

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

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  • Armanda Skinner in household of Alvah Skinner, "United States Census, 1870"

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