Lucy Pearl Deskins

Female25 September 1897–18 October 1971

Brief Life History of Lucy Pearl

When Lucy Pearl Deskins was born on 25 September 1897, in Grundy, Buchanan, Virginia, United States, her father, John Witten Deskins, was 42 and her mother, Ada Zumach Ratliff, was 36. She married William Cleveland McKinley Shortridge on 15 May 1914, in Grundy, Buchanan, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Grundy District, Buchanan, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 18 October 1971, in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie, Florida, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in White City Cemetery, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Cleveland McKinley Shortridge
Lucy Pearl Deskins
Marriage: 15 May 1914
Wilvia Gertrude Shortridge
June Kathleen Shortridge
Mabel Nell Shortridge
Harold Pervie Shortridge
Robert Herschel Shortridge
John William Shortridge
Joseph Frank Shortridge

Sources (20)

  • Lucy Shortridge, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Lucy Shortridge, "Florida Marriages, 1830-1993"
  • Lucy Driggers, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 May 1914Grundy, Buchanan, Virginia, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

    Age 1

    Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.


    Age 20

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    Name Meaning

    Most probably a variant of Irish Diskin .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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