Iris Jean Shahan

21 July 1926–1953 (Age 26)
Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Iris Jean

When Iris Jean Shahan was born on 21 July 1926, in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson Shahan, was 17 and her mother, Annie May Mitchell, was 22. She died in 1953, at the age of 27.

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Thomas Jefferson Shahan
Annie May Mitchell
Iris Jean Shahan
Billie Dean Shahan
Tommie Jo Shahan

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World Events (3)


Age 1

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

Age 3

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.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 15

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Sheehan .2 Muslim: from the Persian word shāhān ‘kings’, the plural of Shah . Shāhān Shāh ‘King of Kings’ was a title used by royalty in Iran before the revolution of 1979 . Shahan is a widespread name in Iran and the Indian subcontinent.

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

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