Thomas J. Shortier

1925–1944 (Age 19)
Maine, United States

The Life of Thomas J.

When Thomas J. Shortier was born in 1925, in Maine, United States, his father, Thomas Joseph Shortier, was 28 and his mother, Helen Turner, was 21. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 25 November 1944, at the age of 19.

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Thomas Joseph Shortier
Helen Turner
Iris Maxine Shortier
Thomas J. Shortier
Betty Jean Shortier

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Joseph Shortier


  • Helen Turner




  • Iris Maxine Shortier


  • Male1925–1944Male

  • Betty Jean Shortier


World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · Camden Public Library is Opened

Age 3

The citizens of Camden, Maine had voted (in 1896) to establish a free public library in the town. The land for the library to be built on was donated by Mary Louise Curtis Bok in 1916. After years of fundraising and construction, the cornerstone was finally laid on August 17, 1927. The library opened on June 11, 1928. The library remains open to this day, and is now considered a National Historic Landmark.

Age 6

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: from the comparative form of Middle English schort ‘short’, hence a distinguishing nickname for the shorter of two closely associated people with the same personal name (for example, members of the same household).

Possible Related Names

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

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