John Shill

Male4 April 1935–30 November 2011

Brief Life History of John

John Shill was born on 4 April 1935, in Louisiana, United States. He died on 30 November 2011, in Walterboro, Colleton, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 76.

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  • John Walter Shill, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (3)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

1949 · Briggs vs. Elliot

Age 14

Briggs v Elliot is filed with the federal court in South Carolina. The idea is that parents of African American students want bus transportation for their students. This request is later combined with Brown v the Board of Education case.

1951 · Anti-Lynching Law

Age 16

In 1951, after Willie Earle is dragged from jail and gunned down by a mob, South Carolina puts into action an anti-lynching law.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): variant of Shield or Shell .

Americanized form of German Schill .

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

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