Shirley Arlene Jeffries

25 April 1927–14 June 2007 (Age 80)
El Monte, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Shirley Arlene

When Shirley Arlene Jeffries was born on 25 April 1927, her father, Harry Vernon Jeffries, was 23 and her mother, Ruth Eva Kilgore, was 22. She married Albert Austin Matthews III on 11 August 1953, in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940 and El Monte, Contra Costa, California, United States in 2000. She died on 14 June 2007, in El Monte, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 80.

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Albert Austin Matthews III
Shirley Arlene Jeffries
Marriage: 11 August 1953

Spouse and Children

11 August 1953
Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

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.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 7

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. 
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 21

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Jeffrey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Arlene Jeffries in household of Harry V Jeffries, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Shirly Arlene Jeffries in household of Harry V Jeffries, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Shirley Arline Jefferies, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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