Shirley Richardson

Female28 June 1931–30 September 1985

Brief Life History of Shirley

When Shirley Richardson was born on 28 June 1931, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, her father, Charles Richardson, was 29 and her mother, Frances Newt, was 25. She married Charles Calkins Jr. on 12 August 1952, in Lucas, Ohio, United States. She died on 30 September 1985, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 54.

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Charles Calkins Jr.
Shirley Richardson
Marriage: 12 August 1952

Sources (7)

  • Shirley Anne Richardson, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Shirley Sunderland, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Shirlee Anne Macy, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 August 1952Lucas, Ohio, United States
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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 3

    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. 

    1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

    Age 16

    The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Richard + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Ritson .

    Americanized form (and a Swedish variant) of Swedish Richardsson or Rikardsson: patronymic from the personal name Richard , Rikard.

    Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Richardsen or Norwegian Rikardsen, cognates of 2 above.

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

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