William M. Shigley
Anna Johnson
Manford A. Beeker
Mary Magdalene Stoyker
Sherman T. Shigley
Laura Frances Beeker
Russell C. Shigley


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1. Eleanor Jane Smith
2. Kathryn Sharon

Russell C. Shigley 1

  • Born: Jul 1892, Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN
  • Marriage (1): Eleanor Jane Smith
  • Marriage (2): Kathryn Sharon in 1950 in Folkston, Charlton, GA, USA 1 2
  • Died: 12 Apr 1956, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA at age 63 1

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN. 3 The 1900 census recorded Shurman Shigley, grocery, 36, born Jul 1864, living with wife Laura L, 33, Aug 1867; May, 10, Jul 1890; and Russel, 8, Jul 1892. Laura was married for 10 years to Sherman and she had birthed 2 children, both alive in 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except Sherman's father in Ohio and mother in Sweden.

2. Census in 1910 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN. 4 The 1910 census recorded owning a home at 500 North Salisbury Street in Battle Ground: Sherman Shigley, restaurant proprietor, 46, living with wife Laura, 42; May, 19; and Russell, 17. The census columns record Laura and Sherman were married at age 20 and she had birthed 2 children by 1910. They and their parents were born in Indiana.

3. Newspaper: Journal and Courier: Divorces Filed: Kathryn S. Shigley vs Russell C. Shigley, 26 Aug 1954, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 2

4. Obituary: Journal and Courier: Obituary of Russell C. Shigley on 12 Apr 1956 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 1 Russell C. Shigley, 63, of 1123 North Fourteenth street, who died early Wednesday of injuries sustained when he was struck by an automobile at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday on North Ninth Street road near the north city limits, was a former Frankfort resident. While at Frankfort, he lived in the 300 block on West Walnut street.
A native of Battle Ground, Shigley was a retired construction worker. He married Kathryn Sharon at Folkston, Ga., in 1950. The widow is the only immediate survivor.

Russell married Eleanor Jane Smith. (Eleanor Jane Smith was born on 18 Sep 1895 in Granite City, Madison, IL, USA,5 died on 4 Oct 1943 in Lafayette Township, Madison, Indiana, United Stats 5 and was buried in Battle Ground: Battle Ground Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 5.)

Russell next married Kathryn Sharon in 1950 in Folkston, Charlton, GA, USA.1 2 The marriage ended in divorce on 26 Aug 1954. (Kathryn Sharon was born on 7 Nov 1885 in , Effingham, IL, USA 6 and died on 10 Dec 1976.)


1 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 12 Apr 1956, page 4. Obituary of Russell Shigley.

2 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 26 Aug 1954, page 13. Divorce of Kathryn S. Shigley and Russell C. Shigley.

3 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M994-YY4 Shurman Shigley, Tippecanoe Township (west part) Battle Ground city, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 111, sheet 1B, family 26.

4 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK5Y-B9P Sherman Shigley, Wabash, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 188, sheet 4B, family 86.

5 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53665712.

6 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 261054798 Kathryn Sharon Shigley, b. 7 Nov 1885 Effingham Co. IL.

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