Charles Shumway

1 August 1806–21 May 1898 (Age 91)
Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Charles

When Charles Shumway was born on 1 August 1806, in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Parley Shumway, was 31 and his mother, Polly Johnson, was 26. He married Julia Ann Hooker on 26 March 1832, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 21 May 1898, in Shumway, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Taylor Cemetery, Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Charles Shumway
Elizabeth Jardine
Marriage: 6 October 1861
Isabell Shumway
Julia Ann Shumway
James Jardine Shumway
Richard Franklin Shumway
Lucretia Shumway
Levens Shumway
Malinda Jardine Shumway
William Howard Shumway
Mary Elizabeth Shumway
Ernest Jardine Shumway
Lucy Shumway twin
Louisa Shumway twin
Doris Shumway
Son Shumway

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 October 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 16
    History of Arizona
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 24
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of French Chamois . Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French pronunciation of the diphthong oi as ‘wé’, which in France was replaced in the 17th century by the current ‘wa’.History: The ancestor of the Shumways was Peter Shumway, originally almost certainly Pierre Chamois from France, probably a Huguenot, who was in MA by 1675. He is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America.

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

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    Charles Shumway

    Charles Shumway Charles Shumway, the story is told, was once called into Brigham Young's office in Salt Lake City. After being asked to sit down President Young said, "if I hadn't asked so much of …

    Sources (108)

    • Charles Shumway - birth, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
    • Chas Shumway, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Charles Shumway in entry for Jedediah Grant Shumway & Ella Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941" [no image available]

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