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 Elizabeth Jane <I>Shinn</I> Vassar

Elizabeth Jane Shinn Vassar

California, USA
Death Sep 1889 (aged 29–30)
California, USA
Burial Cloverdale, Sonoma County, California, USA
Plot Lot 571
Memorial ID 117651192 · View Source
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The daughter of John Oliver Shinn of North Carolina and Cynthia Yarborough of Tennessee. Granddaughter of Silas Benjamin Shinn and Elizabeth Little, natives of North Carolina. Benjamin Riley Vassar wed Jane on May 26, 1880 in Geyserville, California. The mother of: Etta Vassar (1882 – ); Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Vassar (1883 – 1946); Grover Cleveland "Cleve" Vassar (1886 – 1933); Robert Lee Vassar (1887 – 1959).

Eliza Jane's parents were married 25 Aug. 1847 in Pope County, Arkansas

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Elizabeth does not have a stone or marker within the plot; however, burial confirmed via Cloverdale Cemetery burial records, listed as Mrs Ben (E.J.) Vassar. Burial date was on or about September 21, 1889.

Gravesite Details Marker has not been located, but many Vassar's had wooden markers.





  • Created by: E McPherson
  • Added: 26 Sep 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 117651192
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Jane Shinn Vassar (1859–Sep 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117651192, citing Cloverdale Cemetery, Cloverdale, Sonoma County, California, USA ; Maintained by E McPherson (contributor 47281560) .