Alice 'Allie' 'Ollie' Shirley

FemaleAugust 1886–22 June 1916

Brief Life History of Alice 'Allie' 'Ollie'

When Alice 'Allie' 'Ollie' Shirley was born in August 1886, in Sumner, Kansas, United States, her father, Orin B Shirley, was 26 and her mother, Ella Meyer, was 15. She married Franklin Victor Smith on 8 February 1905, in Woods, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 22 June 1916, in Alva Township, Woods, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Alva Municipal Cemetery, Woods, Oklahoma, United States.

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Franklin Victor Smith
Alice 'Allie' 'Ollie' Shirley
Marriage: 8 February 1905
Juanita Shirley Smith
Loyal Clay Smith

Sources (9)

  • Alice Smith in household of Frank V Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ollie Shirley, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Ollie Shirley Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    8 February 1905Woods, Oklahoma, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 4

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 10

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the places so named, such as Shirley (Warwickshire), Shirley in Millbrook (Hampshire), Shirley (Surrey), Shirley in Owston (Yorkshire), and Shirley (Derbyshire). The placenames probably derive from Old English scīr ‘bright’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, though some may have scīr ‘district, shire’ as the initial element if they lie on a boundary; for example, the Warwickshire place lies on the Warwickshire-Worcestershire boundary. The name Shirley first appears in Ireland in the late 17th century, following the granting of lands to a Shirley family in the barony of Farney, Monaghan.

    History: William Shirley (1694–1771) was born in Sussex, England, and came to MA in 1731. He rose in the colonial service, was appointed governor in 1741, and was responsible for the British capture of the French fortress of Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, in 1745.

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

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