James Lafayette Shankle

Male20 November 1877–22 May 1966

Brief Life History of James Lafayette

When James Lafayette Shankle was born on 20 November 1877, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Samuel Bevil Shankle, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Baucom, was 26. He married Berlie M High on 24 December 1905, in Henry, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 3, Henry, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 12, Henry, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 22 May 1966, in Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Henry, Tennessee, United States.

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James Lafayette Shankle
Berlie M High
Marriage: 24 December 1905

Sources (10)

  • Jim L Shankle, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Shankle, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • James Shankle in entry for Berlie May Shankle, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955"

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  • Marriage
    24 December 1905Henry, Tennessee, United States
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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

    Age 1

    When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 24

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schenkel .

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

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