Bonnie Lou Shillings

16 April 1911–16 October 1979 (Age 68)
Roane, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Bonnie Lou

When Bonnie Lou Shillings was born on 16 April 1911, in Roane, Tennessee, United States, her father, Roscoe Elmer Shillings, was 28 and her mother, Mary Edna McAnally, was 23. She married Charles Thomas Hawn on 14 March 1926, in Roane, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Civil District 5, Roane, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Civil District 1, Roane, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 16 October 1979, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in New Hope Cemetery, New Hope, Roane, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pleasant John Breazeale
Bonnie Lou Shillings
Marriage: 10 April 1931
Ples John Breazeale II
Carl Wilford Breazeale
Mary Ellen Breazeale
Donald Lee Breazeale

Spouse and Children

10 April 1931
Roane, Tennessee, United States


    Ples John Breazeale II


    Carl Wilford Breazeale


    Mary Ellen Breazeale


    Donald Lee Breazeale


Parents and Siblings

    Roscoe Elmer Shillings





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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Age 18

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of the German surname Schillings, a Rhineland variant of Schilling .

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

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Story Highlight

Word of mouth

Once sewed her husband Pleasant into a quilt & beat him with a cast iron skillet because he was a mean drunk & she had enough.

Sources (3)

  • Bonnie Shillings in household of Ries Shillings, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lena Haun in household of Charles Haun, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bonnie Breazeale in entry for Mary Ellen Breazeale Trentham, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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