Cleopatra Shirey

18 May 1912–25 August 2009 (Age 97)
Etowah, Alabama, United States

The Life of Cleopatra

When Cleopatra Shirey was born on 18 May 1912, in Etowah, Alabama, United States, her father, Peter Early Eleventh Shirey, was 36 and her mother, Nancy Magnolia ( Maggie) Morris, was 33. She married Myles Lee Pell Sr on 15 December 1928, in Marshall, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 4 Albertville, Marshall, Alabama, United States in 1940 and Albertville-Nord, Albertville, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France in 2001. She died on 25 August 2009, in Albertville, Marshall, Alabama, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Albertville, Marshall, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Myles Lee Pell Sr
Cleopatra Shirey
Marriage: 15 December 1928
Geneva Pell
James Pell
Cora Fay Pell
Joe Ann Pell
Charles Byron Pell
Linda Sue Pell
Nancy Jane Pell

Spouse and Children

15 December 1928
Marshall, Alabama, United States


    Geneva Pell


    Cora Fay Pell


    Joe Ann Pell



    Linda Sue Pell


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+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1914 · World War I

Age 2

On July 31, 1914 French socialist leader, Jean Jaurés was murdered. A few days later Germany starts plans to invade France. Britain then started to occupy France. The battles that took place in France were First Battle of the Marne, Gallipoli, Jutland, Battle of Verdun, Battle of the Somme, and the Brusilov Offensive. 25 percent of the allied military deaths that happened in World War I were from France. Between civilian and military deaths France lost 1,697,800 people and 4,266,000 were wounded.
1917 · The 167th Infantry Regiment

Age 5

The 167th Infantry Regiment of the Alabama National Guard was assigned to the 42nd “Rainbow Division” in World War II. The 167th fought in 5 major campaigns and served at the front longer than any other U.S. Regiment.

Age 27

Second World War. Defeat and occupation by Germany. General de Gaulle leads the Resistance from London and Algiers. Allied victory came on May 8, 1945.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. variant of Shirra , a reduced Anglicized form of Mac Séartha ‘son of Geoffrey’ ( see Sherry ). 2. in the midlands and north, possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siochfhradha ( see Sugrue ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cleo Pell in household of Miles Pell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cleo Shirly in household of Earlie Shirly, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cleo Shirey in entry for Jerry Alton Hudgins and Nancy Pell Brown, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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