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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Austin Durant Shockley
Mary Talula " Mamie" Brown
Marriage: 30 December 1903
Nora Ellen Shockley
A D Shockley
Joe Melvin Shockley
Annie Mae Shockley
James Edward Shockley
Elizabeth Marie Shockley
Bertha Brown Shockley
Austin Durant Shockley
Milton Murff Shockley

Spouse and Children

30 December 1903


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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.

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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