John Godley Shingleur

Male11 April 1908–11 September 1985

Brief Life History of John Godley

When John Godley Shingleur was born on 11 April 1908, his father, James Augustus Shingleur, was 25 and his mother, Alice Godley, was 29. He lived in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States in 1920. He died on 11 September 1985, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lincoln, Mississippi, United States.

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John Godley Shingleur
Thelma Edwards

Sources (6)

  • John G Shingleur in household of Allice Shingleur, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Shingleur, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • John C Shingleur in entry for Mrs Thelma Shingleur, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 8

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.


Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire and Shropshire): occupational name for someone who laid wooden tiles (shingles) on roofs, from an agent derivative of Middle English schingle ‘shingle’.

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

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