Nedra Hall

19 January 1916–3 March 1995 (Age 79)
Eagar, Apache, Arizona, United States

The Life of Nedra

When Nedra Hall was born on 19 January 1916, in Eagar, Apache, Arizona, United States, her father, Minor Leroy Hall, was 24 and her mother, Rebecca Wiltbank, was 23. She married Leslie J Shorkey on 15 December 1940, in Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in St. Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1930. She died on 3 March 1995, at the age of 79, and was buried in Joshua Tree, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leslie J Shorkey
1899–1988
Nedra Hall
1916–1995
Marriage: 15 December 1940
John Leslie Shorkey
1943–1976

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 December 1940
Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 18

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. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Irish, German, and Scandinavian: from Middle English hall (Old English heall), Middle High German halle, Old Norse hōll all meaning ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a hall or an occupational name for a servant employed at a hall. In some cases it may be a habitational name from places named with this word, which in some parts of Germany and Austria in the Middle Ages also denoted a salt mine. The English name has been established in Ireland since the Middle Ages, and, according to MacLysaght, has become numerous in Ulster since the 17th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nedra Hall in household of Minor L Hall, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nedra Hall in household of Miner Leroy Hall, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nedra Hall, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"

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