Emma Jane Shipman

Brief Life History of Emma Jane

When Emma Jane Shipman was born on 14 July 1877, in Illinois, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Shipman, was 29 and her mother, Catherine Adela Platt, was 18. She married Elbert Wilson Atwood on 10 July 1895, in Iroquois, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Middleport Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 9 September 1940, at the age of 63, and was buried in Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elbert Wilson Atwood
1876–1926
Emma Jane Shipman
1877–1940
Marriage: 10 July 1895
Fredrick William Atwood
1896–1973
Andrew Jackson Atwood , Senior
1898–1967
John Henry Atwood
1899–1978
Charles Donald Atwood
1903–1985
Alvia Alvero Atwood
1907–1983

Sources (12)

  • Emma Atwood in household of Bert Atwood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma Jane Atwood, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Emma Shinman, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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1885 · The First Skyscraper

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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

English: occupational name for a boatman or mariner, or perhaps for a boatbuilder, from Middle English schipman ‘ship man’.

English: occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle English schep, ship ‘sheep’ + -man.

Americanized form (translation into English) of Dutch Schepman or of its already extinct variant Schipman, cognates of 1 above.

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

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