Vernon Graden Shearer

10 November 1913–22 October 1988 (Age 74)
Ellwood City, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Vernon Graden

When Vernon Graden Shearer was born on 10 November 1913, in Ellwood City, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Harry Austin Shearer, was 35 and his mother, Ida Elizabeth Davis, was 31. He had at least 2 sons with Ruby Geraldine Nulph. He lived in Big Beaver Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935. He died on 22 October 1988, in Wampum, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in New Beaver, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Vernon Graden Shearer
Ruby Geraldine Nulph
Harry Wayne Shearer
Clifford L Shearer

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 3
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
Age 4
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1935 · The FBI is Established
Age 22
The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: occupational name for a reaper of standing crops, a sheep shearer, or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from Middle English sherer(e) ‘shearer’, an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes. Compare Sherman .Americanized form of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Scherer or Scherrer , cognates of 1 above. Compare Sharrer .Americanized form of German Scheurer .

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

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Sources (7)

  • Vernon J Shearer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vernon Shearer in household of Harry A Shearer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vernon Or Shearer Barney in entry for Gretta A Harper, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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