Cora Mae Shirley

28 October 1920–3 March 2003 (Age 82)
Napa, Napa, California, United States

The Life of Cora Mae

When Cora Mae Shirley was born on 28 October 1920, in Napa, Napa, California, United States, her father, George Edward Shirley, was 37 and her mother, Katherine Johanna Sophia Schottenberg, was 34. She married Raymond Francis in November 1943, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. She lived in Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States in 1930. She died on 3 March 2003, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Raymond Francis
Cora Mae Shirley
Marriage: November 1943

Spouse and Children

November 1943
Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1921 · Groundbreaking for Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple

Age 1

Groundbreaking for the Latter-day Saint Mesa Arizona Temple took place on April 25, 1922, by Heber J. Grant.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 22

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Hampshire, Surrey, and the West Midlands, all so called from Old English scīr ‘bright’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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Story Highlight

Anna Murphy, a beautiful butterfly

My grandmother, Katherina Johanna, Sophia Schottenberg, met and married John F. Murphy in 1905, in Oakland, California. They were blessed with two beautiful girls, Anna born in 1907 and Frances Hel …

Sources (3)

  • Cora Shirley in household of George Shirley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cora Shirley in household of George Shirley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Cora Mae Shirley - Individual or family possessions: female

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