Oscar Henry Shirley

12 October 1911–3 October 1974 (Age 63)
Lake Williams, Kidder, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Oscar Henry

When Oscar Henry Shirley was born on 12 October 1911, in Lake Williams, Kidder, North Dakota, United States, his father, Olaf G. Shirley, was 34 and his mother, Hannah Pedersdatter, was 34. He had at least 1 daughter with Paulina Pliness. He lived in Kidder, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Frettim Township, Kidder, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 October 1974, at the age of 62.

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Oscar Henry Shirley
Paulina Pliness
Helen Carolina Shirley

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Hampshire, Surrey, and the West Midlands, all so called from Old English scīr ‘bright’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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  • Oscar Shirley in household of Olaf Shirley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oscar H Shirley in household of Olof G Shirley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oscar Shirley in household of Oluf Shirley, "United States Census, 1920"

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