Grace Viola Neikirk

19 March 1877–26 August 1969 (Age 92)
, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Grace Viola

When Grace Viola Neikirk was born on 19 March 1877, her father, William P Nicarry, was 26 and her mother, Emma Jane Smith, was 23. She married Noah S. Shank on 11 October 1894, in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Conococheague, Washington, Maryland, United States in 1920. She died on 26 August 1969, in Maugansville, Washington, Maryland, United States, at the age of 92.

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Noah S. Shank
Grace Viola Neikirk
Marriage: 11 October 1894
Clara Elva Shank
Cora Bell Shank
Lloyd Harris Shank

Spouse and Children

11 October 1894
Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States


    Clara Elva Shank



    Lloyd Harris Shank


Parents and Siblings

    William P Nicarry


    Emma Jane Smith




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

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.
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

Dutch: habitational name from Nykerk, a city in Gelderland whose name is itself a dialect variant of Nieuwekerk, or a topographic name for someone living by a new church.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gracy V Nikirk in household of William P Nikirk, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Grace Shank in household of Noah Shank, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grace Shank in household of Noah S Shank, "United States Census, 1910"

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