Maggie Eugenia Shipman

13 January 1872–3 December 1953 (Age 81)
Henderson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Maggie Eugenia

When Maggie Eugenia Shipman was born on 13 January 1872, in Henderson, North Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph S. Shipman, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Nancy Dawson, was 35. She married John William Staggs on 8 November 1895, in Henderson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Hendersonville Township, Henderson, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Brevard, Transylvania, North Carolina, United States for about 33 years. She died on 3 December 1953, in Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Patrick Gordon Henry
Maggie Eugenia Shipman
Marriage: 19 September 1914
Claud W Stags
Frank W Henry
Patrick Gordon Henry
Ben J Stags
W Jeff Stags

Spouse and Children

19 September 1914
Henderson, North Carolina, United States


    Claud W Stags


    Frank W Henry


    Patrick Gordon Henry


    Ben J Stags


    W Jeff Stags


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Nancy Dawson




    William Egletus Shipman


    Mary Jane Shipman Aiken


    Martha Elizabeth Shipman


    Esther Florence Shipman


    Thomas J Shipman


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 5

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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

English:1. occupational name for a shepherd, Middle English schepman (literally ‘sheep man’). 2. occupational name for a mariner, or occasionally perhaps for a boatbuilder, Middle English schipman (literally ‘ship man’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Maggie E Henry in household of Patrick Henry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maggie Stagg in household of Benjamin F Stagg, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maggie E Shipman in household of Joseph Shipman, "United States Census, 1880"

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