Shirley Elaine Mayfield

27 December 1941–30 April 1995 (Age 53)
Alamosa, Alamosa, Colorado, United States

The Life of Shirley Elaine

When Shirley Elaine Mayfield was born on 27 December 1941, in Alamosa, Alamosa, Colorado, United States, her father, John Henry Mayfield, was 44 and her mother, Florence Kidd, was 37. She married John Marvin Davis on 2 September 1963. She died on 30 April 1995, in La Jara, Conejos, Colorado, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Sanford, Conejos, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Marvin Davis
1938–2020
Shirley Elaine Mayfield
1941–1995
Marriage: 2 September 1963

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 September 1963

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

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.
1942 · Fort Carson is Built

Age 1

On Jan 6 1942, the U.S. Army announced Colorado Springs was the site of future Army base Camp Carson, later renamed Fort Carson.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 15

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Staffordshire and Sussex. The former was named in Old English as ‘open country (feld) where madder (mæddre) grows’, while the latter was named as ‘open country where mayweed (mægðe) grows’. The surname is now most common in Nottinghamshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Shirley E Davis, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Shirley Elaine Mayfield Davis, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Shirley Elaine Mayfield - Individual or family possessions: burial: 3 May 1995; Sanford, Conejos, Colorado, United States

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