Edith Alma Stock

4 June 1907–24 March 2003 (Age 95)
Drytown, Amador, California, United States

The Life of Edith Alma

When Edith Alma Stock was born on 4 June 1907, in Drytown, Amador, California, United States, her father, Wesley Franklin Stock, was 31 and her mother, Eda Alma Barney, was 22. She married William Benjamin Shirley on 30 May 1930, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 24 March 2003, in Gridley, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Gridley, Butte, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Benjamin Shirley
1903–1995
Edith Alma Stock
1907–2003
Marriage: 30 May 1930
Donald Melvin Shirley
1932–2000
Patricia Louise Shirley
1934–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 May 1930
California, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 3

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.
1932

Age 25

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

1 English: probably for the most part a topographic name for someone who lived near the trunk or stump of a large tree, Middle English stocke (Old English stocc). In some cases the reference may be to a primitive foot-bridge over a stream consisting of a felled tree trunk. Some early examples without prepositions may point to a nickname for a stout, stocky man or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of punishment stocks.2 German: from Middle German stoc ‘tree’, ‘tree stump’, hence a topographic name equivalent to 1, but sometimes also a nickname for an impolite or obstinate person.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Stock ‘stick’, ‘pole’.

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

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  • Edith Alma Stock Shirley in household of William Benjamin Shirley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Edith Alma Stock Shirley in household of William Benjamin Shirley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Edith Alma Stock Shirley in household of William Benjamin Shirley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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