Charles I. " Chud" Shirley

25 August 1916–12 January 1994 (Age 77)
Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Charles I. " Chud"

When Charles I. " Chud" Shirley was born on 25 August 1916, in Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Walter Irvin Shirley, was 23 and his mother, Emma Pearl Laughrey, was 16. He lived in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States for about 15 years. He died on 12 January 1994, in Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Walter Irvin Shirley
Emma Pearl Laughrey
Charles I. " Chud" Shirley

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Irvin Shirley


    Emma Pearl Laughrey




World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Hampshire, Surrey, and the West Midlands, all so called from Old English scīr ‘bright’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles I Shirley in household of Walter I Shirley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles Sherley in household of Wales Sherley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles Shirley in household of Walter Shirley, "United States Census, 1930"

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