Rosa Mae Shelman

Brief Life History of Rosa Mae

When Rosa Mae Shelman was born on 24 January 1869, in Nodaway, Missouri, United States, her father, Adam Nelson Shelman, was 33 and her mother, Sarah Catherine Watson, was 26. She married John Booker Scott on 9 March 1887, in Nodaway, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Nodaway, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Britton, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died in 1964, in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 95.

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John Booker Scott
Rosa Mae Shelman
Marriage: 9 March 1887
Nellie Elnora Scott
Joseph Adam Scott
Dale Scott
Sylvia Gertrude Scott

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  • Rosa May Rogers in household of Travis Rogers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rosa Mae Scott, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Rose M Shelman in entry for John B Scott, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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 form of German Schellmann, a variant of Schell .

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

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