Mary Ellen (May) Shenefield

6 April 1897–2 January 1971 (Age 73)
Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas

The Life of Mary Ellen (May)

When Mary Ellen (May) Shenefield was born on 6 April 1897, her father, Jacob Wesley Shenefield, was 36 and her mother, Mary Ellen Dickerson Dixon, was 33. She died on 2 January 1971, at the age of 73, and was buried in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Wesley Shenefield
Mary Ellen Dickerson Dixon
Clyde E Shenefield
Osie Shenefield
Otra "Oty Jane" Shenefield
Jacob Wesley Shenefield
Ivan Shenefield
Carl Theodore Shenefield
Owen Shenefield
Mary Ellen (May) Shenefield

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Wesley Shenefield


    Mary Ellen Dickerson Dixon




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 9

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 20

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schönefeld( see Shaneyfelt ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Shenefield, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • May Ellen Shenefield, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary E Shenefield, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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