Julia Francis Shrewsbury

Brief Life History of Julia Francis

When Julia Francis Shrewsbury was born on 1 August 1887, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States, her father, James William Shrewsbury, was 40 and her mother, Julia Ann Basham, was 37. She married Arvil Venira Hurst on 25 July 1902, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Rock, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Rock District, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 10 April 1968, in Prince, Fayette, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arvil Venira Hurst
1882–1949
Julia Francis Shrewsbury
1887–1968
Marriage: 25 July 1902
Dona Hurst
1904–1979
Julia Hurst
–1968
Amos Bernard Hurst
1906–1967
Lawrence G. Hurst
1908–1997
Clea Oma Hurst
1910–1993
Hurst
1911–
Claron Onsby Hurst
1914–1975
Gaylord Venira Hurst
1921–1960
Van Trevis Hurst
1931–2003

Sources (12)

  • Julia F Hurst in household of Orville V Hurst, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Julia T. Shrewsbury, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Francis Shrewsbury, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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1890 · Woman's Suffrage

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1909 · The NAACP is formed

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Shrewsbury (Shropshire), probably from Old English scrobb (genitive scrobbes), a variant of scrubb, scrybb ‘shrub, brushwood’, + burg ‘fortress’.

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

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