Shelby Rogers Darling

18 June 1895–27 April 1995 (Age 99)
Lane, Oregon, United States

The Life of Shelby Rogers

When Shelby Rogers Darling was born on 18 June 1895, in Lane, Oregon, United States, his father, Jethro Wilson Darling, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Adamson, was 22. He married Kathleen Dodge on 8 January 1921. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Camarillo, Ventura, California, United States in 1930 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 27 April 1995, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Shelby Rogers Darling
Kathleen Dodge
Marriage: 8 January 1921
Margaret Louise Darling
David Lee Darling

Spouse and Children

8 January 1921


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 3

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 28

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English derling, Old English dēorling ‘darling’, ‘beloved one’, a derivative of dēor ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ ( see Dear 1). This was quite a common Old English byname, which remained current as a personal name into the 14th century. The surname probably derives at least in part from this use, probably in part also from a Middle English nickname.

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

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Story Highlight

Shelby Rogers Darling

information is from a handwritten letter belonging to Verda Marifern Darling Tucker, daughter of Leroy Henry Darling. I received the information from David Darling in December 1996 Information from S …

Sources (3)

  • Shelby Darling, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Shelby R Darling, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Shelby R Darling in household of John K Knight, "United States Census, 1920"

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