Denver Shook Abrams

1895–1989 (Age 94)
Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States

The Life of Denver Shook

When Denver Shook Abrams was born on 9 January 1895, in Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States, his father, Miles Andrew Abrams, was 51 and his mother, Elizabeth Anna Hamilton, was 41. He married Lunettie Nettie Zollman on 17 February 1915, in Macon, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 3, Kern, California, United States in 1940. He died on 3 August 1989, in Oregon City, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Denver Shook Abrams
Lunettie Nettie Zollman
Marriage: 17 February 1915
Paul D. Abrams

Spouse & Children

17 February 1915
Macon, Missouri, United States


  • Paul D. Abrams


Parents & Siblings

  • Miles Andrew Abrams


  • Elizabeth Anna Hamilton




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 3

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 

Age 25

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic), Dutch, English, and German: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Abraham .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Denver H Abrams in household of Miles Abrams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Denver S Abrams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Denver S Abrams, "United States Census, 1940"

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