Samuel K Updike

14 February 1855–20 August 1923 (Age 68)
Union Township, Union, Indiana, United States

The Life of Samuel K

When Samuel K Updike was born on 14 February 1855, in Union Township, Union, Indiana, United States, his father, Isaac Updike, was 40 and his mother, Mary M. Shook, was 38. He married Susanna C Shultz in January 1871, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lancaster Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Lancaster, Huntington, Indiana, United States in 1910. He died on 20 August 1923, in Huntington, Indiana, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Huntington, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel K Updike
Susanna C Shultz
Marriage: January 1871
Minnie F Updike

Spouse and Children

January 1871
Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Mary M. Shook




    John W Updike


    Sarah Ann Updike



    Mary E Updike


    Benjamin F. Updike


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 1

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Dutch Opdijk, a topographic name for someone who lived on a dike.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Updike in household of Isaac Updike, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Updike in household of Isaac Updike, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel K Updike, "United States Census, 1910"

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