Ina Mae Skaggs

March 1888–16 January 1967 (Age 78)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Ina Mae

When Ina Mae Skaggs was born in March 1888, in Illinois, United States, her father, John Milton Skaggs Sr., was 42 and her mother, Lavinia A Bailey, was 38. She married Eilsha Norman Highsmith on 11 October 1902, in Crawford, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Honey Creek Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. She died on 16 January 1967, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in New Robinson Cemetery, Robinson Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eilsha Norman Highsmith
Ina Mae Skaggs
Marriage: 11 October 1902
William Edgar Highsmith
John Raleigh Highsmith
John Ralph Highsmith
Velma Jane Highsmith
Vera E Highsmith
Elmo Highsmith

Spouse and Children

11 October 1902
Crawford, Illinois, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    John Milton Skaggs Sr.


    Lavinia A Bailey




    James Thomas Skaggs


    Mary Druzillie Skaggs



    Simpson Allen Skaggs


    Francis Marion Skaggs


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 18

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 21

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Skegg, which Reaney and Wilson describe as a nickname from Old Norse skegg ‘beard’; curiously, though, the modern surname occurs chiefly in Hertfordshire, with very little evidence of it in the north, where it might be expected to be concentrated.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ina Parker in household of Arthur Parker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ina M Highsmith in household of Elsie N Highsmith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ina M Highsmith in household of Elsie N Highsmith, "United States Census, 1910"

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