Thomas W. Shanabarger

5 June 1891–June 1969 (Age 78)
Madison Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States

The Life of Thomas W.

When Thomas W. Shanabarger was born on 5 June 1891, in Madison Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States, his father, John M. Shanabarger, was 48 and his mother, Mary E. Combs, was 39. He died in June 1969, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 78.

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John M. Shanabarger
Mary E. Combs
David Shanabarger
Anna C. Shanabarger
Joseph Shanabarger
Thomas W. Shanabarger

Parents and Siblings

    John M. Shanabarger


    Mary E. Combs




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 15

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of German Schöneberger( see Schoenenberger ).

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

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  • Thomas N Shanaberger in household of John M Shanaberger, "United States Census, 1910"

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