Rusha Pauline Shirah

10 October 1908–4 April 1969 (Age 60)
Colquitt, Georgia, United States

The Life of Rusha Pauline

When Rusha Pauline Shirah was born on 10 October 1908, in Colquitt, Georgia, United States, her father, Henry Shirah, was 36 and her mother, Minnie Lee Bustle, was 26. She married Beauregard White on 27 December 1927, in Moultrie, Colquitt, Georgia, United States. She lived in District 1538, Colquitt, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 April 1969, in Thomasville, Thomas, Georgia, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Thomasville, Thomas, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Beauregard White
Rusha Pauline Shirah
Marriage: 27 December 1927

Spouse and Children

27 December 1927
Moultrie, Colquitt, Georgia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Shirah





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.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 14

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: Americanized spelling of Shearer .2 Jewish (Israeli): variant of Shira .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rusli Shirah in household of Minnie Shirah, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Russie Shirah in household of Henry Shirah, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rushia Pauline Shirah, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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