Thomas Leland Shirley

27 May 1885–25 October 1962 (Age 77)
Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Leland

Thomas Leland Shirley was born on 27 May 1885, in Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of M K Shirley and Elsie Shirley. He married Lula Minnie North on 25 December 1906, in Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Vandergrift, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died on 25 October 1962, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lower Burrell, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Leland Shirley
Lula Minnie North
Marriage: 25 December 1906
Clair Russell Shirley
Ward Shirley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1906Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1905 · The Movie Theater
    Age 20
    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 21
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the places so named, such as Shirley (Warwickshire), Shirley in Millbrook (Hampshire), Shirley (Surrey), Shirley in Owston (Yorkshire), and Shirley (Derbyshire). The placenames probably derive from Old English scīr ‘bright’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, though some may have scīr ‘district, shire’ as the initial element if they lie on a boundary; for example, the Warwickshire place lies on the Warwickshire-Worcestershire boundary. The name Shirley first appears in Ireland in the late 17th century, following the granting of lands to a Shirley family in the barony of Farney, Monaghan.History: William Shirley (1694–1771) was born in Sussex, England, and came to MA in 1731. He rose in the colonial service, was appointed governor in 1741, and was responsible for the British capture of the French fortress of Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, in 1745.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Thomas Shirley, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Thomas Shirley, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • Thomas Leland Shirley, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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