Shirley May Banker

16 November 1936–14 August 1953 (Age 16)
Thetford, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life of Shirley May

When Shirley May Banker was born on 16 November 1936, in Thetford, Orange, Vermont, United States, her father, Ralph David Banker, was 23 and her mother, Agnes Harriet Smith, was 21. She died on 14 August 1953, in Thetford, Orange, Vermont, United States, at the age of 16, and was buried in Evergreen Rest Cemetery, Thetford, Orange, Vermont, United States.

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Ralph David Banker
Agnes Harriet Smith
Shirley May Banker
William David Banker
Ralph David Banker Jr

Parents and Siblings


    Agnes Harriet Smith





    William David Banker


    Ralph David Banker Jr


World Events (6)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Age 5

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 6

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name from northern Middle English bank(e) ‘hillside slope’, ‘riverbank’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant ( see Banks ).2 Scottish: habitational name from Bankier in Stirlingshire.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Polish bankier ‘banker’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Shirley M Banker in household of Ralph D Banker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Shirley May Banker, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Shirley Banker, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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