Dora Ann Shonk

FemaleNovember 1859–1935

Brief Life History of Dora Ann

When Dora Ann Shonk was born in November 1859, in Indiana, United States, her father, Soloman Shonk, was 25 and her mother, Eleanor Thompson, was 37. She married Thomas S Byers on 15 April 1882, in Carroll, Indiana, United States. She lived in Liberty Township, White, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Rock Creek Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1935, at the age of 76.

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Thomas S Byers
Dora Ann Shonk
Marriage: 15 April 1882

Sources (5)

  • Dora A Byers in household of Thomas S Byers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dora A Shank, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Dora A. Shank in entry for Thomas S. Byers, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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  • Marriage
    15 April 1882Carroll, Indiana, United States
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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 4

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 22

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Schank .

    English (Kent and Essex): variant of Shank .

    Possibly also an Americanized form of Czech Šonka (see Sonka ).

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

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