Shirley Weigant

23 July 1924–11 March 2003 (Age 78)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of Shirley

When Shirley Weigant was born on 23 July 1924, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, her father, Michael Jack Weigant, was 24 and her mother, Louise Thelma Pence, was 18. She married Elgie Ray Mills Jr on 24 January 1942, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 11 March 2003, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Elgie Ray Mills Jr
1923–2014
Shirley Weigant
1924–2003
Marriage: 24 January 1942
Jimmy Mills
1944–2014

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 January 1942
Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States
children

(1)

    Jimmy Mills

    Male1944–2014Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Ralph Jack Weigant

    Male1922–1998Male

    Female1924–2003Female

    Richard Michael Weigant

    Male1925–2014Male

World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 10

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 21

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Wiegand .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Shirley Weigant in household of John M Weigant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Shirley M Weigant in household of Michael J Weigant, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Shirley in entry for Edward C Fraga, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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