Shirley Elaine MacDonald

Female23 December 1913–3 August 2000

Brief Life History of Shirley Elaine

When Shirley Elaine MacDonald was born on 23 December 1913, in Lake Linden, Houghton, Michigan, United States, her father, Alexander John MacDonald, was 39 and her mother, Sophie Caroline Kuss, was 33. She lived in Schoolcraft Township, Houghton, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1950. She died on 3 August 2000, in Warren Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Edgar Finley Jr
1907–1963
Shirley Elaine MacDonald
1913–2000

Sources (5)

  • Elaine M Finley, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Elaine M Finley, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Elaine MacDonald Finley, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1920 · The Detroit Wall

Age 7

The Detroit Wall is a half mile long wall that was constructed to serve as a wall of racial separation as a physical barrier between white and black homeowners in northwest Detroit. Today the wall is mostly gone with only a small portion of it located at a local park.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

Scottish: see McDonald .

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

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