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
1904–1993
Maddie Rose Hedrick
1907–1942
Marriage: 9 December 1922
infant son Shook
1923–1923
Glenn Eugene "Buck" Shook
1930–2006

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 December 1922
Catawba, North Carolina, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    John Robert Shook

    Male1879–1955Male

    Dezzie Melinda Hedrick

    Female1886–1952Female

siblings

(9)

    Laura Josephine Shook

    Female1902–1965Female

    Male1904–1993Male

    Ivey Lee Roy Shook

    Male1907–1968Male

    James Alvin Shook

    Male1909–1977Male

    Female1911–1975Female

+4 More Children

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.
1929

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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