Shirley Thompson

14 March 1936–23 July 2013 (Age 77)
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Shirley

When Shirley Thompson was born on 14 March 1936, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Steven Thompson Sr, was 45 and her mother, Desdia Elizabeth Hare, was 29. She married Robert Franklin BRAY on 17 July 1954, in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Magisterial District 7, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 23 July 2013, in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Franklin BRAY
Shirley Thompson
Marriage: 17 July 1954
Franklin C. Bray

Spouse and Children

17 July 1954
Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Viola Thompson


    Bonnie Lee Thompson


    Mollran Tompson


    Beulah Geraldine Thompson


    Letha Louise Thompson


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1937 · Fort Knox Gold Depository Built

Age 1

In 1937, the famous Fort Knox depository was built. The depository holds more than 147.3 million ounces of gold. It doesn't produce it though. The gold is hardly ever removed from the depository except small amounts to check the purity. There are so many guards that it is virtually impossible to get into, without permission.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 22

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Thomas . Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland.2 Americanized form of Thomsen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Shirley Thompson in household of Steve Thompson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Shirley Thompson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Mrs Shirley Bray, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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