Julia Nancy Ann Shipman

2 November 1886–2 January 1971 (Age 84)
Thompson Township, Pike, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Julia Nancy Ann

When Julia Nancy Ann Shipman was born on 2 November 1886, in Thompson Township, Pike, Arkansas, United States, her father, Mathew A Shipman, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Whitmire, was 19. She married Wilbur Laffett Bird on 25 October 1916, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in La Verne, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920 and Upland Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1940. She died on 2 January 1971, in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Covina, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Wilbur Laffett Bird
Julia Nancy Ann Shipman
Marriage: 25 October 1916
Vera Eleen Bird

Spouse and Children

25 October 1916
Los Angeles, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 2

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a shepherd, Middle English schepman (literally ‘sheep man’). 2. occupational name for a mariner, or occasionally perhaps for a boatbuilder, Middle English schipman (literally ‘ship man’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Julia A Peters in household of Joseph A Peters, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Julia A Peters in household of William G Peters, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Julia Bird in household of Wilber Bird, "United States Census, 1920"

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