Luella Alta Shirley

Female29 May 1883–19 August 1985

Brief Life History of Luella Alta

When Luella Alta Shirley was born on 29 May 1883, in West Jersey, Stark, Illinois, United States, her father, Jesse Alexander Carnes Shirley, was 32 and her mother, Lenora Hammond, was 25. She married Ira Clinton Foglesong on 24 December 1902, in Toulon, Stark, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Lafayette, Stark, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 August 1985, in Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 102, and was buried in South Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.

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Ira Clinton Foglesong
Luella Alta Shirley
Marriage: 24 December 1902
Alice Marie Foglesong

Sources (12)

  • Luella Foglesong, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Luella Shirley, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
  • Luella Shirley, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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  • Marriage
    24 December 1902Toulon, Stark, Illinois, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

    Age 4

    On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 27

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the places so named, such as Shirley (Warwickshire), Shirley in Millbrook (Hampshire), Shirley (Surrey), Shirley in Owston (Yorkshire), and Shirley (Derbyshire). The placenames probably derive from Old English scīr ‘bright’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, though some may have scīr ‘district, shire’ as the initial element if they lie on a boundary; for example, the Warwickshire place lies on the Warwickshire-Worcestershire boundary. The name Shirley first appears in Ireland in the late 17th century, following the granting of lands to a Shirley family in the barony of Farney, Monaghan.

    History: William Shirley (1694–1771) was born in Sussex, England, and came to MA in 1731. He rose in the colonial service, was appointed governor in 1741, and was responsible for the British capture of the French fortress of Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, in 1745.

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

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