Donald Clayton Shearer

22 December 1925–18 August 1989 (Age 63)
York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Donald Clayton

When Donald Clayton Shearer was born on 22 December 1925, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Emory Charles Shearer, was 29 and his mother, Helen E. Moul, was 23. He lived in Spring Grove, York, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 August 1989, in Prince George's, Maryland, United States, at the age of 63.

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 17

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: from an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’; an occupational name for a sheep shearer or someone who used scissors to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes.

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

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  • Donald C Shearer in household of Emory C Shearer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donald C Shearer in household of Emory C Shearer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donald C Shearer, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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