Frederick Charles Shire

3 May 1884–12 December 1945 (Age 61)
Odessa Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Frederick Charles

When Frederick Charles Shire was born on 3 May 1884, in Odessa Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States, his father, Henry Shire, was 47 and his mother, Helena Reahm, was 40. He married Hattie E Clark on 25 November 1903, in Lake Odessa, Ionia, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 12 December 1945, in Lake Odessa, Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Lake Odessa, Ionia, Michigan, United States.

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Frederick Charles Shire
Hattie E Clark
Marriage: 25 November 1903
Tressie E Shire

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1903Lake Odessa, Ionia, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain
    Age 3
    "The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 17
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Shear .English: topographic name from Middle English s(c)hire ‘shire’ (Old English scīr), denoting someone who lived at or near the meeting place of a shire, hundred, or smaller administrative unit. This name was also established in Ireland (Limerick) by the 18th century.Somali: from the personal name Shire, derived from shir ‘assembly’. — Note: Since Somalis traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, this name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Shire in entry for Tressie Shire, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
    • Fred Shire in household of Henry Shire, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Fred Shire, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"

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