John D. Shumway

24 June 1921–30 October 2007 (Age 86)
Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John D.

When John D. Shumway was born on 24 June 1921, in Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Bennett Shaw Shumway, was 21 and her mother, Hazel F. Dean, was 17. She died on 30 October 2007, in her hometown, at the age of 86, and was buried in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Bennett Shaw Shumway
Hazel F. Dean
John D. Shumway
John Shumway
Lewis G. Shumway
Thomas Shumway

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    Thomas Shumway


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 2

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: unexplained; possibly of French origin.

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

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