William Wesley Shull

15 February 1879–7 February 1932 (Age 52)
Guernsey, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States

The Life of William Wesley

When William Wesley Shull was born on 15 February 1879, in Guernsey, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, his father, John Franklin Shull, was 43 and his mother, Mary Jemima Davis, was 43. He lived in Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1895. He died on 7 February 1932, in Lincoln Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Harmony Cemetery, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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John Franklin Shull
Mary Jemima Davis
John F. Shull
Catherine Ann Shull
Mary Jemima Shull
Lydia Ann Shull
Ellen Melissa Shull
Alwilda G. Shull
Alice Shull
John Franklin Shull Jr.
James Harvey Shull
Charles E Shull
Emma Jane Shull
William Wesley Shull
Robert C Shull

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 5

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schull .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Shull in household of John F Shull, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William W Shull in household of John F Shull, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • William W Shull in household of John F Shull, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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