Shirley Eileen Todd

5 October 1923–17 November 2007 (Age 84)
West Point, Cuming, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Shirley Eileen

When Shirley Eileen Todd was born on 5 October 1923, in West Point, Cuming, Nebraska, United States, her father, Lowell Purchase Todd, was 25 and her mother, Ruth E Cunningham, was 23. She married Lester Milo Burris in 1946, in Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas, United States. She lived in Snyder, Dodge, Nebraska, United States in 1930. She died on 17 November 2007, in Wheatland, Hickory, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84.

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Lester Milo Burris
Shirley Eileen Todd
Marriage: 1946

Spouse and Children

Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 8

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 22

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English (mainly northern) and Scottish: nickname for someone thought to resemble a fox, for example in cunning or slyness, or perhaps more obviously in having red hair, from northern Middle English tod(de) ‘fox’ (of unknown origin).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Shirley Todd in household of Lowell Todd, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Shirley Todd in household of Lowell Todd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Shirley E Burris, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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