Lydia Ann (Bartholomew) Shockey

Shockey family in 1891, L to R: Robert L. Atwood, Eva V. Atwood (baby), Hannah Ada Shockey-Atwood, Flora Elizabeth Shockey, Lewie Newton Shockey, John Lincoln Shockey, Charles Homer Shockey (behind John), Minnie Leota Shockey, Henrietta Belle Shockey (front of John), Lydia A. Bartholemew-Shockey and Winnie Lenora Shockey.

Mrs. Lydia Ann Shockey was born September 19, 1847, at Warsaw, Indiana, and passed away at her home in Malvern, Arkansas, March 14, 1929. She had four brothers two of whom survive her death: Manley Bartholomew of Memphis, Tennessee, who is now eighty-five years of age and Newt Bartholomew of Warsaw, Indiana, who was eighty-two the fourth of March. Lydia Shockey was united in marriage on March 13, 1872, to John Shockey at Warsaw, Indiana. To this union were born three sons and five daughters. Seven of her children still live. They are Mrs. Ada Atwood, of Springdale, Arkansas; Mrs. Flora Battreal, Mrs. Belle Dyer, Mr. Charlie Shockey and Mr. Lewis Shockey, all of Malvern, Arkansas; Mrs. Winnie Miller, of Memphis, Tennessee; and Mrs. Minnie Weber, of Little Rock, Arkansas. She has twenty-seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Sister Shockey was converted in her girlhood days and united with the Methodist church. In 1872, she with her husband attended a series of meetings conducted by Elder C. L. Boyd at Seward, Nebraska, and embraced the views as held by the Seventh-day Adventists. In a few years they moved from Nebraska to Roundhead, Ohio. In November 1884, they came to Malvern, Arkansas, where her husband passed away October 11, 1897. Sister Shockey was a loyal church member and a sincere Christian to the day of her death. Before she passed away, she made provision that her Sabbath school offering of one dollar for each Sabbath be given until the end of the quarter. It may well be said of her, “Blessed are they that die in the Lord for their works do follow them.” Isaac Baker


(1929, Mar. 26). Southwestern Union Record, pp. 2-3. (2014, Jul. 5). Lydia Ann Bartholomew. Retrieved from

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