biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
THOMAS M. SHOCKLEY, junior member of the firm of Johnson & Shockley Bros., job printers, and publishers of the Saturday Globe, Oskaloosa, is a son of Edwin and Frances M. (Truitt) Shockley. He was born in New Vienna, Clinton Co., Ohio, Dec. 9, 1862, and in that city was reared and educated in the common schools. He commenced learning the printer's trade in May, 1880, and in the office of the New Vienna Record, subsequently graduating from the "Poor Man's College." He afterward spent four months in the office of the Ohio State Journal, at Columbus, where he was under practical instruction in press work, in order that he might be better qualified to take charge of all the branches of work required in that department of the business. In March, 1884, he came to Oskaloosa, and April 1st of that year purchased the interest of S. B. Kinsey in the job printing-office of Shockley & Kinsey. Before leaving New Vienna Mr. Shockley was made a Mason, and since coming to Oskaloosa has united with Oskaloosa Lodge No. 58, K. of P. He is also a member of the Baptist Church, and has been Secretary of its Sunday-school in Oskaloosa, almost from the date of his arrival. Like his brother, G. W. Shockley, he is a first-class printer, and in the division of work in the office, has charge of all the press work. The clean, handsome appearance of the Saturday Globe indicates his proficiency in that department, and contributes in no small degree to its good reputation as a first-class sheet.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy