Kirby Shields

26 December 1916–1986 (Age 69)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Kirby

When Kirby Shields was born on 26 December 1916, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Emery Earl Shields, was 27 and his mother, Mary Ellen Walsh, was 28. He died in 1986, in Texas, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Emery Earl Shields
1889–1969
Mary Ellen Walsh
1888–1977
Kirby Shields
1916–1986
Jesse Earl Shields
1919–
Helen Elizabeth Shields
1923–1987

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 3

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of O’Shields , an alternative Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siadhail‘descendant of Siadhal’.2 Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from a pair of places in Northumberland and County Durham (now both in Tyne and Wear) called North and South Shields, named with Middle English schele ‘shed’, ‘hut’, ‘shelter’. There has been much confusion between Shields and Shield and their variants.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Kirby Shields in household of Emery Shields, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kirby Shields in household of Emory Shields, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Kirby Shields in entry for Mrs Lorraine J - Port St John Hansen, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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