Lafayette William Shook

17 October 1904–3 January 1993 (Age 88)
Catawba, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Lafayette William

When Lafayette William Shook was born on 17 October 1904, in Catawba, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Robert Shook, was 25 and his mother, Dezzie Melinda Hedrick, was 18. He married Maddie Rose Hedrick on 9 December 1922, in Catawba, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Clines Township, Catawba, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 3 January 1993, in Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Saint Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery, Conover, Catawba, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lafayette William Shook
Maddie Rose Hedrick
Marriage: 9 December 1922
infant son Shook
Glenn Eugene "Buck" Shook

Spouse and Children

9 December 1922
Catawba, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Robert Shook


    Dezzie Melinda Hedrick




    Laura Josephine Shook



    Ivey Lee Roy Shook


    James Alvin Shook



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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 3

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

Age 25

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

Variant of German Schuck .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Fate Shook, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lafayette Shook in household of John Shook, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fate Shook in household of John R Shook, "United States Census, 1920"

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