Mary Rachel Ginger

2 October 1862–28 May 1951 (Age 88)
Ramsey, Fayette, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Rachel

When Mary Rachel Ginger was born on 2 October 1862, in Ramsey, Fayette, Illinois, United States, her father, William Ginger, was 53 and her mother, Telitha "Jane" Whitington, was 34. She married Charles Shellabarger about 1882, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bowling Green Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. She died on 28 May 1951, in New Mexico, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Myers Cemetery, Herrick, Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Shellabarger
Mary Rachel Ginger
Marriage: about 1882
Louis Claud Shellabarger
Chas H Shellabarger
Lucy Jean Shellabarger
Clifford Ashby Shellabarger

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1882Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 21
    Historical Boundaries: 1883: Shelby, Illinois, United States
    Age 24
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    German: habitational name for someone from Gingen or Giengen in Württemberg.English (southern): from Middle English gingivere, gyngure, gingere ‘ginger’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in spices, or possibly a nickname for someone with reddish hair or a fiery temperament.

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

    Sources (8)

    • Mary R Ginger in household of Talitha Ginger, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mary Ginger in entry for Clifford Shallabarger and Flora Lockart, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Mary R Ginger in household of Wm Ginger, "United States Census, 1870"

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