Phoebe Grace Shank

Brief Life History of Phoebe Grace

When Phoebe Grace Shank was born on 2 February 1881, in Quincy, Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel D Shank, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Ann Beckner, was 39. She married Joseph Edward Duey on 4 September 1901. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Quincy Cemetery, Quincy, Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 20 March 1933, at the age of 52, and was buried in Quincy, Quincy Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Joseph Edward Duey
Phoebe Grace Shank
Marriage: 4 September 1901
Mary Pauline Duey
Violet Elenor DUEY
John Samuel DUEY
Blanche Evangeline Duey
Robert E Duey
Carl Luther Duey

Sources (13)

  • Grace P Shank in household of Mary A Bakner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Grace P. Shank, "Maryland, Marriages, 1666-1970"
  • Grace Pheobe Shank Duey, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


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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

Americanized form of German Schank or German and Dutch Schenk .

English: nickname perhaps for someone with long legs or some peculiarity of gait, from Middle English shanke, shonke ‘shank, leg’ (Old English sceanca). This vocabulary word was preserved in Scotland, whereas in England it was replaced by Old Norse leggr. Compare Cruickshank and Legg .

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

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