Earl Wayne Shireman

Male18 September 1921–6 June 1944

Brief Life History of Earl Wayne

When Earl Wayne Shireman was born on 18 September 1921, in Corydon, Harrison Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States, his father, Harvey Lane Shireman, was 24 and his mother, Maude Emma Smith, was 18. He married Pearl Mae Liebert on 11 June 1942. He lived in Harrison Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Mauckport, Heth Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States in 1942. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 6 June 1944, in Calvados, Lower Normandy, France, at the age of 22, and was buried in Rehoboth Cemetery, Laconia, Boone Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Earl Wayne Shireman
Pearl Mae Liebert
Marriage: 11 June 1942

Sources (7)

  • Wayne Shireman in household of Harvey Shireman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl Wayne Shireman, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Earl W Shireman, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 June 1942
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 2

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


    Age 3

    Chamonix, France hosts Winter Olympic Games.


    Age 8

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a sheriff or other administrative official of a county, from Middle English schireman literally ‘shire man’ (Old English scirman); later it came to mean ‘bailiff’ or ‘steward’. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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