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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Family Time Line

Ralph David Banker
1913–1996
Agnes Harriet Smith
1915–1986
Shirley May Banker
1936–1953
William David Banker
1939–1940
Ralph David Banker Jr
1945–1945

Parents and Siblings

    Male1913–1996Male

    Agnes Harriet Smith

    Female1915–1986Female

siblings

(3)

    Female1936–1953Female

    William David Banker

    Male1939–1940Male

    Ralph David Banker Jr

    Male1945–1945Male

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1941

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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