Millard M. Shirley

Male29 May 1862–6 March 1943

Brief Life History of Millard M.

When Millard M. Shirley was born on 29 May 1862, in Eagleville, Harrison, Missouri, United States, his father, Daniel Campbell Shirley, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Ann Elizabeth Anderson, was 24. He married Mary Jeanette K. Morlan on 17 October 1886, in Logan, Harrison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cincinnati Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1885. He died on 6 March 1943, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 80.

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Millard M. Shirley
Mary Jeanette K. Morlan
Marriage: 17 October 1886
Miles Shirley
Laferna Laveda Shirley
Opal Shirley
Charles Shirley

Sources (11)

  • Millard M Shirley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William M. Sherley, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Millard M Shirley in household of Daniel C Shirley, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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  • Marriage
    17 October 1886Logan, Harrison, Iowa, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1867: Harrison, Iowa, United States

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 22

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    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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