Austin Durant Shockley

1880–1969 (Age 89)
Gantt, Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Austin Durant

When Austin Durant Shockley was born on 9 February 1880, in Gantt, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, his father, Peter Turpin Shockley, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Keziah Bramlett, was 24. He married Mary Talula " Mamie" Brown on 30 December 1903. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Gantt Township, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and Grove Township, Greenville, South Carolina, United States for about 30 years. He died on 2 November 1969, in Simpsonville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Austin Durant Shockley
1880–1969
Mary Talula " Mamie" Brown
1879–1926
Marriage: 30 December 1903
Nora Ellen Shockley
1904–1993
A D Shockley
1917–1994
Joe Melvin Shockley
1906–2005
Annie Mae Shockley
1908–1969
James Edward Shockley
1911–1994
Elizabeth Marie Shockley
1912–1947
Bertha Brown Shockley
1914–2000
Austin Durant Shockley
1916–1994
Milton Murff Shockley
1921–2007

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 December 1903
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1904

Age 24

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English: of uncertain origin. Most probably a habitational name from Shocklach in Cheshire, named in Old English with sceocca ‘goblin’, ‘evil spirit’ + læcc ‘boggy stream’. In the 17th century, the name was most common in Buckinghamshire, England.2 Perhaps also an Americanized form of Swiss German Schoechli, a topographic name meaning ‘barn’, from a diminutive of Schoch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Austin Shockley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Austin Shockley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Austin D Shockley, "United States Census, 1910"

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