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Floyd A. Shenenberger
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1875
Benton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1962
Whatcom County
Washington, USA


Floyd A. Shenenberger, 87, a resident of Bellingham for 60 years, died in a local hospital this morning. Mr. Shenenberger was a clothing salesman here for 30 years. A member of Garden Street Methodist Church, he was a life member and past master of Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44, F&AM. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, past patron of Sehome Chapter No. 17, OES, and past president of Bellingham Kiwanis Club.

Survivors include the widow, Lillian; a daughter, Mrs. Lola Anderson of Seattle, and a sister, Mrs. Edith Bachtel of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Irwin and Masonic members and officers officiating. Interment will be made in Greenacres Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Bellingham Herald, August 29, 1962



Floyd A. Shenenberger has concentrated his energies upon the achievement of a definite end, never losing sight of his objective, and his life record is a chronicle of continuous progress that has brought him to the fore in mercantile circles of Bellingham, which for over twenty years has claimed him as a citizen. A native of Iowa, he was born July 8, 1875, and is a son of S. A. and N. E. Shenenberger. His father was engaged in the transfer business and at one time conducted a grocery store. He was also connected with railroad operations, and he is now living retired in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

After completion of his high school course, Floyd A. Shenenberger became a teacher and followed that profession for four years. In 1896, when a young man of twenty-one, he secured a position in the establishment of the Bell Clothing Company, a well-known mercantile house of Cedar Rapids, and in 1902 he came to Bellingham, entering the employ of the Gage-Dodson Company in May of that year. He soon demonstrated his worth and has continued with the firm, working untiringly to promote its interests.

The business was continued under the form of the Gage-Dodson Company until January, 1924, when a reorganization was effected and the name was changed to that of the Gage-Dodson Clothing Company, Inc. George Dodson succeeded his father, L. T. Dodson, in the office of president and Victor Roth was made vice president. Harley Dodson was elected treasurer and Mr. Shenenberger has since been secretary of the firm, which conducts a large business in men's furnishings, handling the Hart, Schaffner & Marx overcoats and suits. They carry only high grade stock and their patronage is composed of a most desirable class of customers, whose support and confidence they have won by superior service and honorable, straightforward methods.

On October 4, 1905, Mr. Shenenberger married Miss Lillian Kimbro, a daughter of J. W. Kimbro and a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The children of this union are Lowell and Lola, aged respectively eighteen and thirteen years. Mr. Shenenberger is a Mason, belonging to Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44, F. & A. M., of which he is worshipful master. He has taken the thirty-second degree in the organization, and he is also identified with the Ancient Order of United Workmen. He votes the republican ticket and is affiliated with the Garden Street Methodist church. He shapes his conduct by its teachings, and his probity, ability and devotion to duty are well known to the residents of Bellingham, who speak of him in terms of high regard.

[Source: History of Whatcom County, Volume II, by Lottie Roeder Roth, 1926, pps. 261-262; online]

Family links: 
  Sylvanus Andrew Shenenberger (1849 - 1937)
  Neomia E Mosier Shenenberger (1854 - 1928)
  Lillian A Kimbro Shenenberger (1877 - 1967)
  Cora E. Shenenberger Martin (1872 - 1948)*
  Floyd A. Shenenberger (1875 - 1962)
  Meda Mentana Sheneberger Kray (1877 - 1959)*
  Cyrus Isa Shenenberger (1879 - 1937)*
  Edith Mae Shenenberger Bachtell (1884 - 1972)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenacres Memorial Park
Whatcom County
Washington, USA
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Record added: Jun 13, 2004
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Floyd A. Shenenberger
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