Thomas Duane Shelly

15 October 1932–8 June 2010 (Age 77)
Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Thomas Duane

When Thomas Duane Shelly was born on 15 October 1932, in Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Ervin A Shelly, was 24 and his mother, Imogene Helen Beardsley, was 25. He died on 8 June 2010, in Gardnerville, Douglas, Nevada, United States, at the age of 77.

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Ervin A Shelly
Imogene Helen Beardsley
Helen Imogen Shelly
Buddy Roy Shelly
Thomas Duane Shelly

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World Events (8)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 2

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. 
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.
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 21

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Shelley .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas D Shelley in household of Edith Brockman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thos W Shelly in household of Irvin E Shelly, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas D Shelly, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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