Mark Kauffman Shipman

23 June 1920–4 December 2010 (Age 90)
Oregon, United States

The Life Summary of Mark Kauffman

When Mark Kauffman Shipman was born on 23 June 1920, in Oregon, United States, his father, Waldo Shipman, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Maude Kauffman, was 37. He married Florence Elaine Appling on 12 December 1941, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 3, Fresno, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 4 December 2010, in Newberg, Yamhill, Oregon, United States, at the age of 90.

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Mark Kauffman Shipman
Florence Elaine Appling
Marriage: 12 December 1941
James Kenneth Shipman

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  • Marriage
    12 December 1941United States
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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 3
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
    Age 14
    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
    1944 · The G.I Bill
    Age 24
    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a boatman or mariner, or perhaps for a boatbuilder, from Middle English schipman ‘ship man’.English: occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle English schep, ship ‘sheep’ + -man.Americanized form (translation into English) of Dutch Schepman or of its already extinct variant Schipman, cognates of 1 above.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Mark Shipman in household of Sarah Shipman, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Mark K Shipman, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
    • Mark Shipman in household of Waldo Shipman, "United States Census, 1930"

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