Biography of Ellis E. Shookman
Carroll County, IN Biographies





ELLIS E. SHOOKMAN.

In every community there are individuals of marked ability, and as the good standing of the citizenship of any location lies in the honesty, industry and progressiveness of its representative business men, it is a pleasure to briefly outline the career of Mr. Shookman, who is one of the prominent and best known residents of Burrows. Although the youngest man in his particular line of business, he has shown an aptitude for executive business ability far beyond the .average man of his age.

Ellis E. Shookman, cashier, the Farmers State Bank, Burrows, Indiana, was born on March 17, 1888, near New Hoagland, in Allen county, Indiana, and is a son of George and Lucretia (Merriam) Shookman. His youth was spent among farm scenes, and his education was obtained at the public schools, graduating from the Fort. Wayne high school. A short time after completing his education, he was appointed cashier of the Farmers' State Bank; of which he is also a stockholder. Politically, Mr. Shookman is an ardent sympathizer with the principles of the Democratic party, while his religious belief lies with the Methodist Episcopal church. Fraternally, he belongs to Mt. Olive Lodge No. 48, Free and Accepted Masons, and the Burrows Lodge No. 495, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

George Shookman, father of the subject of this sketch, is an agriculturist of Allen county,. Indiana. He was, united in marriage with Lucretia Merriam, by whom he has had five children. M. O. Shookman, a machinist of Fort Wayne, Indiana; C. O. Shookman, a farmer of Allen county; F. M. Shookman, cashier of the Farmers' State Bank at Urbana, Indiana; O. S. Shookman, a machinist, living at Fort Wayne, and Ellis E.

Ellis E. Shookman was united in marriage on November 15, 1911, with Catherine L Small, daughter of M. F. and Emma (Shaffer) Small. Her education was obtained at the public and high schools at Hoagland, Indiana.

Mr. Shookman is a young man to whom the business of making friends comes as a natural gift, which, combined with his advanced progressive ideas and sound business methods, have won for him the esteem of all who know him.

From:
History of Carroll County, Indiana
Its People, Industries and Institutions
By: John C. Odell
B. F. Bowen & Company
Indianapolis 1916


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