Shirley Ardell Clyde

17 February 1926–4 May 1987 (Age 61)
Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States

The Life of Shirley Ardell

When Shirley Ardell Clyde was born on 17 February 1926, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, her father, Lionel Dean Clyde, was 31 and her mother, Adeline Louise Buhler, was 32. She married Warnell Gleason MacNaughtan on 6 October 1945, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Heber Election Precinct, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 4 May 1987, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Warnell Gleason MacNaughtan
Shirley Ardell Clyde
Marriage: 6 October 1945
Sonny MacNaughtan

Spouse and Children

6 October 1945
Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 1

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 18

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: apparently a topographic name for someone who lived on the banks of the Clyde river (Gaelic Cluaidh, probably of pre-Celtic origin), which flows through Glasgow. This became established at a comparatively early date as a given name among American Blacks.

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

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Story Highlight

Adeline (Ardell) Louise Buhler Clyde

By Ardell in 1958, age 65 I was born August 30, 1893, in Midway, Utah daughter of Gottfried and Louise Barben Buhler. I had a very happy childhood. My father and mother were highly respected …

Sources (3)

  • Shirley Ardell Clyde MacNaughton in household of Warnell Gleason MacNaughton, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Shirley Ardell Clyde in household of Lionel Dean Clyde, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Shirley Ardele Clyde in household of Lional Dean Clyde, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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