Shirley Ann Thomas

18 May 1933–9 September 2003 (Age 70)
Bainbridge, Geauga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Shirley Ann

When Shirley Ann Thomas was born on 18 May 1933, in Bainbridge, Geauga, Ohio, United States, her father, Francis Clyde Thomas, was 27 and her mother, Laura Bernice Miles, was 23. She married Millard Arthur Derr Jr on 15 June 1953, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. She died on 9 September 2003, in Granite Bay, Placer, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Roseville Public Cemetery District, Roseville, Placer, California, United States.

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Millard Arthur Derr Jr
Shirley Ann Thomas
Marriage: 15 June 1953

Spouse and Children

15 June 1953
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 1

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1953 · Ohio state oficially admitted into the Union

Age 20

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law recognizing that Ohio was admitted into the Union, since it had previously slipped through the cracks. The official date of admittance was agreed upon as March 1, 1803, ratified as of May 19, 1953.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

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Sources (3)

  • Shirley Ann Thomas in household of Clyde Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Shirley A Thomas, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997"
  • Unknown in entry for Art Arthur Derr, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"

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