Elethea Shirley

20 February 1870–11 March 1947 (Age 77)
Polk, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elethea

When Elethea Shirley was born on 20 February 1870, in Polk, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Mathias Miller Shirley, was 40 and her mother, Rachel S Longwell, was 36. She married James Charles Dick on 31 August 1893, in Venango, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Frenchcreek Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Utica, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 11 March 1947, in Franklin, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Franklin, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James Charles Dick
Elethea Shirley
Marriage: 31 August 1893
Sarah C Dick
Robert B Dick
Isabel Dick
Gertrude W Dick

Spouse and Children

    James Charles Dick



31 August 1893
Venango, Pennsylvania, United States


    Sarah C Dick


    Robert B Dick


    Isabel Dick


    Gertrude W Dick


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 7

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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Sources (3)

  • Letha Dick in household of James C Dick, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leatha L Dick in household of Rachel S Shirley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Letha L Dick in household of James C Dick, "United States Census, 1920"

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