Mary Magdlene Pendergrass

20 May 1932–1 July 2010 (Age 78)
Macon, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Magdlene

When Mary Magdlene Pendergrass was born on 20 May 1932, in Macon, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Wiley Pendergrass, was 37 and her mother, Vinnie Viola Roper, was 29. She married Billy Joe Shew on 15 December 1952, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Franklin, North Carolina, United States in 1995. She died on 1 July 2010, in Franklin, Macon, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Macon, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Billy Joe Shew
Mary Magdlene Pendergrass
Marriage: 15 December 1952
Anita Louise Shew

Spouse and Children

15 December 1952
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States


    Anita Louise Shew


Parents and Siblings



    Sophia Carolyn Pendergrass


    Winnie Viola Pendergrass


    Urban John Wiley Pendergrass




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

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.
1935 · The Social Security Act

Age 3

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 23

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Irish Prendergast .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Magdlene Pendergrass in household of Willie J Pendergrass, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary M Pendergrast in entry for Larry Wayne Shew, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"
  • Mary Magdalene Pendergrast in entry for Belinda Sharon Shew, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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