Benjamin Joe Cephus Shellnut

3 March 1884–14 October 1953 (Age 69)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Benjamin Joe Cephus

When Benjamin Joe Cephus Shellnut was born on 3 March 1884, in South Carolina, United States, his father, James Wiley Shellnut, was 24 and his mother, Nancy Susana Victoria Luminar Shaver, was 22. He married Nancy Henrietta Norada Lowery on 4 February 1903. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Saline, Arkansas, United States in 1900. He died on 14 October 1953, in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Joe Cephus Shellnut
Nancy Henrietta Norada Lowery
Marriage: 4 February 1903
Robert Benjamin Shellnut
Harrison Brady Shellnut
Sadie Edith Shellnut

Spouse and Children

4 February 1903


Parents and Siblings

    James Wiley Shellnut


    Nancy Susana Victoria Luminar Shaver




    Milton Shellnut


    Lena Shellnut



    Robert Shellnut


    John R Shelnut


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 4

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. See Shelnutt .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joe Shellnut in household of Wiley Shelhewt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Shelnut, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph C Shellnut, "United States Census, 1940"

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