1(iii). Richard Shirley born in 1755 according
to records relating to his death. He died 1780, age 25. He was
killed by an Indian raid in Woodcock Valley, Bedford Co. PA in
1780. He was a Ranger in Capt. Phillips company. He was named
in the 1805 probate of the will of his father William Shirley.
Although the 1805 probated will did not indicate Richard was
deceased, the 811 probated will clearly indicates the bequest
was to Richard's heirs.
married Rachael Moore. She was taxed in Hopewell Township,
Bedford County as head of household upon the death of her husband
in 1782 and 1783. She was taxed on 100 acres of land at the time.
She remarried to Thomas Gartrel about this time. Rachel Gartrel
finally probated her husband's estate in 1796 when on 26 August
she was granted letters of administration as Richard Shirley's
Rachel Gartrel, formerly widow of late Richard Shirly,
states he (Richard Shirly) was a Private Soldier in a Company
of Militia Rangers commanded by Capt. William Phillips and raised
by order of the Lieut, of Bedford County. He was killed by Indians
July 16, 1780 at a Station or Fort in Woodcock Valley, Bedford
County. He was then about twenty-five years of age. William Shirly,
born January 12, 1780 and Margaret, born December 23, 1777 were
the two surviving children. The Court appointed Levi Moore and
William Shirly guardians for said children
2(i). Margaret Shirley born 23 December 1777; She was
named as an orphan child of Richard Shirley dec'd. She married
Abraham Welch in 1797 in Mason Co. KY. They went to Ohio
2(ii). William Shirley born 12 January 1780; He was
named as an orphan child of Richard Shirley, dec'd. In 1810 they
lived in Bracken Co. KY. In 1820 Harrison Co. KY and are in Monroe
Co. Indiana by 1830.
married Jemima Taylor in 1801 Nicholas Co. KY.
children (the following lineage is confirmed by
the published biography of Lieut. James A. Shirley (below)
3(i). Richard Shirley born 1802 KY They were living
in Buchanan Co. MO in the 1850 census, next door to his brother
married Jerusha Buskirk on 17 February 1827 Monroe Co. IN.
children: (1850 census)
4(i). William Shirley born about 1830 IA
4(ii). Jane Shirley born about 1832 IA
4(iii). Mary Shirley born about 1831 IA
4(iv). Ruth Shirley born about 1838 IA
4(v). Jershua Shirley born about 1840 MO
4(vi). Stilwell M. Shirley born about 1843 MO; Lived
in Holt Co MO in 1870. He was enumerated in the 1890 Missouri
census of Union soldier veterans with wife Juretta in Holt County.
Oct 27 1899, Holt County Sentinal newspaper - Jan Term
1900 - Jessee Franklin Worley vs Jeretta J Shirley, Edwin W Shirley,
Gertrude Dawson, Don L Shirley, Leroy Shirley, Queen Shirley
and Grover Shirley, defendants [Don, Gertrude and Edwin not residents
of Missouri]...contract of sale and purchase [of land] made between
himself and one Stillwell M. Shirley, decease late of Holt Co
married 1) Jenia Logan on 1 April 1868 in Andrew Co MO. Wife
in 1870 census
married 2) Juretta ______ She was living in El Paso TX in
1910 with daughter Gertrude Dawson and stepdaughter Bernice Shirley
4(vii). John Shirley born about 1847 MO
3(ii). John L. Shirley born 1803 KY; He lived at Van
Buren, Monroe Co IN in 1850 census
married 1st Sarah Ashbrook June 2, 1825 in Nicholas Co. KY.
married 2nd Lucretia H. Hart on 16 October 1846 in Parke Co
4(i). Dulcinea Shirley born about 1833 IN, age 17 in
4(ii). Paris Shirley (male) born about 1836 IN, age
14 in 1850 census
4(iii). Gerome Shirley born about 1838 IN, age 12 in
4(iv). Homer J Shirley born about 1846 IN, age 4 in
4(v). Sarah G Shirley born about 1850 IN, age 0 in
3(iii). Elizabeth Shirley born 1804. She married William
Alexander. They lived in Monroe Co. IN in the 1850 census.
3(iv). William T. Shirley born Mar 7, 1806 KY.
They were living in Hendricks Co. IN in the 1850 census.
William T. Shirley, born 1806 KY and Mary "Polly"
Hitch Worrell were married in Claysville, Harrison County, Kentucky
on December 26, 1829. In 1832 they moved to Gosport, Monroe County,
Indiana. From there they moved in 1839 to a farm near Bellville,
Hendricks Co. Indiana. Later they moved to Pecksburg, Hendricks
County, where William, previously a tailor by trade, ran a store,
was postmaster, and railroad station agent. William T. Shirley
married a second time to a neighbor, Lucinda Taylor. They had
a daughter, Georgia. Ola Marshall Hubbard, who had grown up in
Pecksburg, pictured Pecksburg in 1845 in a "History of Pecksburg"
written in 1938-39 for a Pecksburg (Hendricks County Indiana)
homecoming. "(Pecksburg) boasted of two churches, Methodist
and Lutheran, blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, two stores, gristmill,
two doctors, post office, picture gallery, shoe shop, and millinery
store.....Uncle Bill Shirley's (William T.) store was on the
south side of the railroad and west side of the road. He handled
everything that anybody wanted, especially peppermint stick candy
for the children. He was the postmaster too! There was a long
platform between the railroad and the store where the passengers
could alight, and naturally when Uncle Billy would flag down
a train, all eyes were open. A man with long whiskers or a lady
with a long dress and hoop skirt might get off the train, climb
in a buggy, and drive away. There were no telephones or radios
in existence then. When there weren't any passengers to get on
the train, Uncle Billy would fix the mail bag on a crane and
the clerk would gracefully hook it in and with a friendly wave
go on...." We had a town pump, the flagpole raising, loyal
church members, good schools, town hall, town crier, prize fighters,
pretty women, fast horses, hog callers, horn tooters, coon hunters,
hounds and horse doctors. In those days we went to Sunday School
and Church and our choir carried off honors with Bill Shirley
(William T.) as the leader." I assume that there was one
thing you couldn't get at Uncle Billy's store. My mother told
me that her father-in-law, William R. Shirley got his wedding
suit at Springtown. About 1975 the schoolhouse was completely
destroyed and the bricks incorporated into a modern home and
in 1982 the railroad tracks were taken up. Since then there has
been no visible sign of the town that was Pecksburg, home of
the William T. Shirleys, including my grandfather, William R.
Shirley. - Submitted by Lois Crayton, gr-grandaughter of William
married Polly (Worrel) Hitch on 13 December 1829 in Harrison
4(i). Lt. James A. Shirley born Sept 26, 1830 Harrison
Co. Kentucky. James served in the Union Army from July 6, 1861
to Jan 10, 1866. He was severely wounded, somewhat disabled,
and nearly blind the rest of his life.
A Portrait and Biographical Record of Hendricks County
(Chicago: A.W. Bowen & Co., 1895)--pages 982-983 - Lieut.
James A. Shirley, of Pecksburg, Hendricks County, Ind., is one
of the officers of the Civil War, who served through the entire
struggle. He is a native of Harrison County, Ky., and is the
son of William T. and Mary (Worrel) Shirley. The great-grandfather
of our subject, Richard Shirley, was a soldier in the Revolutionary
War and was burned at the stake by the Indians in New York or
Pennsylvania. James A. Shirley was born September 26, 1830, and
received a good common education for his day. He has come to
Indiana with his father, William T. Shirley, in 1832, who settled
in Monroe County; in 1839, came to Hendricks County and settled
in Liberty township. James A. learned the trade of a carpenter
and house painter and grainer, and in 1854 married, at Belleville,
Priscilla Jackson, and settled at Clayton, when he enlisted on
July 6, 1861, in Company E, Twenty-first Indiana Infantry, and
was transferred to the First Indiana Heavy Artillery in March,
1863, and veteranized in January, 1864, in the same organization,
and served until January 22, 1866, and was honorably discharged
at Indianapolis, having been mustered out Janaury 10, 1866, at
Baton Rouge, La. From March, 1862, to March, 1865, Mr. Shirley
was color bearer of his regiment and carried the colors at the
battle of Baton Rouge, where the spear-head was shot off the
flag-staff. He was next at New Orleans, under Gen. Banks; in
October, 1862, his company was put on a gun-boat to serve in
the bayous of Louisiana and the gulf coast, on scouting duty,
and in this line of duty was in many skirmishes and did good
service; he was next transferred to the heavy artillery and was
in a battle with Gen. Dick Taylor, called the battle of Corney's
Bridge, on Bayou Teche. He was in charge of the gun-deck on the
gunboat Diana, and the tackle of one of the guns being out of
order, he got under the gun to make repairs, and it was loaded
and discharged before he could get out, and the concussion rendered
him senseless and injured his eye-sight so that he became nearly
blindone eye being now entirely covered with a cataract.
On May 24, 1863, he was in the siege at Port Hudson, during which
time he was under fire with his company forty-five days, and
had the honor to fire the first shot from a land battery at the
port. On the surrender of Port Hudson he was taken sick, and
the following October his eyes became inflamed and he laid six
weeks at Baton Rouge in a dark tent. The latter part of 1863
he was detailed as ordnance sergeant at Fort Williams, Baton
Rouge, and remained there until he went to New Orleans to veteranize
in January, 1864. He was home on furlough sixty days, and was
commissioned lieutenant. His service after this was at Baton
Rouge until the surrender of Kirby Smith. On October 17, 1864,
he was mustered as first lieutenant, and had charge of dismantling
the two rebel forts at Alexandria. In May, 1865, his company
was ordered to Alexandria, La., where he was sick ten days, and
was detailed assistant paroling officer, served until September,
and assisted in paroling Kirby Smith's army. On October 7, 1865,
he left Alexandria and went to Baton Rouge, and detailed from
his company to command the One Hundred and Sixty-fourth Company,
Second Battalion, Veterans' Reserve Corps, and commanded this
company two months, and mustered them out, and this concluded
his service, having served altogether four years, six months
and fifteen days, one of the longest services rendered by any
soldier from Hendricks County. But one man had a longer serviceOliver
Boyd, of Stilesville. Mr. Shirley had also the longest record
of any soldier of Hendricks County in the Jesse s. Ogden post,
G.A.R., of Danville. After the war Mr. Shirley settled in Clayton.
He and wife have had two children, Orville G. (died aged twenty-one
years, seven months), and Maggie B. Mr. Shirley followed mechanical
work until 1877, moved to Pecksburg later, lived four years in
Danville, and then returned to Pecksburg, and now lives a retired
life, disabled from the effects of his army service. Mr. Shirley
is an honored citizen, who enjoys the respect of the people.
His long record of enduring and persevering service to his country
speaks for itself. When he went into the army he weighed about
180 pounds, and when discharged he weighed but 135 pounds, was
greatly disabled, and has never since been able to do much work.
married Prescilla Jackson on 19 April 1854.
5(i). Orville G. Shirley he died at age 21 years, 7
5(ii). Maggie B. Shirley named in the published biography
of her father.
4(ii). Lucinda Shirley born Feb 20, 1833 Gosport, Monroe
Co. Indiana. Died Sept 23, 1906. She married James Worrell.
4(iii). Sarah (Sallie) Shirley born Oct 20, 1833 Gosport,
Monroe Co. Indiana. She married Robert N. Harvey.
4(iv). Meranda J. Shirley born Sept 8, 1838 Gosport,
Monroe Co. Indiana. She married Himelius Kendall
4(v). Robert Eldridge Shirley born Oct 6, 1845 Gosport,
Monroe Co. Indiana. He died July 23, 1937, age 91.
4(vi). William R. Shirley born Aug 15, 1845 Pecksburg,
Hendricks Co. Indiana. In 1871, two years after William R. Shirley's
marriage to. Sallie Phillips, Sallie acquired 40 acres of land
on the south end of the present Shirley farm. (A dowry?). There
the young couple built their first home, a log cabin and a barn.
Later they built a brick house a little farther north, where
all children, except Ettie were born.Died Aug 4, 1902
married 1st Sallie Maria Phillips on Sept 22, 1869 (4 children),
married 2nd Ruth Masten Hodson Sept 20, 1898;
5(i). Etta Lenore Shirley born April 1, 1852
5(ii). Fred Grant Shirley born Feb 2, 1873
(father of Lois Crayton)
It is a well authenticated fact that success comes as the
result of legitimate and well applied energy, unflagging determination
and perseverance in a course of action when once decide upon.
She is never known to smile upon the idler or dreamer and she
never courts the loafer, only the men who have diligently sought
her favor being crowned with her blessings. In tracing the history
of the influential farmer and representative citizen of Clay
Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, whose name forms the caption
of this review, it is plainly seen that the prosperity which
he enjoys has been won by commendable qualities and it is also
his personal worth that has gained for him the high esteem of
those who know him. Fred G. Shirley, the proprietor of one hundred
and twenty acres of fine land in Clay Township, this county,
was born on the farm where he is now living February 2, 1873.
His parents were William R. and Sallie M. (Phillips) Shirley,
his father being a native of this county, born in 1845, and his
mother also a native of Hendricks County, her birth having occurred
in about 1855. William R. Shirley received a good common school
education and when a young man engaged in the general merchandising
business at Pecksburg, Clay Township, in connection with his
father. He continued with his father in the store until his marriage,
and shortly afterwards he bought forty acres, part of this land
being included in the farm of Fred G. Shirley. He continued to
reside on this farm until about 1900, when he retired from active
farm life and moved to Danville, where he remained until his
death, August 4, 1902, his wife having preceded him in death
some years previous in 1898. Sallie M. Phillips, wife of William
R. Shirley, was the daughter of Samuel and Rachel (Newman) Phillips.
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Shirley were the parents of four children:
Etta L., who married Wilson J. Shaw, of Danville, and they are
the parents of five children, Erver, Ina, Merrill, Ralph and
Phillip; Fred G., the immediate subject of this sketch; Alva
R., who married Elizabeth Hadley and has one children, Mildred,
and one who died in infancy. Mr. Shirley attended school for
two years in the village of Pecksburg and completed his common
school education in the Dover school house in Liberty Township.
After finishing the common school course he entered the Central
Normal College at Danville, where he made a very satisfactory
record as a student. Upon the completion of his educational training
he returned to his home and worked with his father until his
marriage, which occurred on March 16, 1898, to Elnora Hadley,
the daughter of Mathias and Matilda (Bringle) Hadley, and to
this union there have been born three children, Wendell, Lois
and Geneva. Mathias Hadley was a native of Hendricks County,
Indiana, and to him and his wife, who was the daughter of Solomon
and Cynthia (Suits) Bringle, there were born eleven children,
two of whom died in infancy. The other nine lived to maturity
and all of them married: Leora, married James Harvey; Alzora
became the wife of Dr. William Marshburn; Loretta married Perry
Hunt; Orlando married Eva Dickerson; Ozella married Miles Furnas;
Orien married Mary Stanley; Ozro married Rossilee Garrison; Orvis
married Catharine Cosner; Elnora married Fred. G. Shirley. Mrs.
Hadley died in 1894, and her husband the year following. John
Hadley, Mrs. Shirley's paternal grandfather, was a native of
North Carolina, and married Elizabeth Johnson, who also was born
in that state. They reared a very large family of children. Mr.
Shirley allied himself with the new Progressive Party in the
fall of 1912, because he felt that this new party had a platform
which, if properly carried out, would redown to the welfare of
the country at large. In his religious affiliations he has been
a member of the Friends Church since 1912, and has always taken
a very active part in the affairs of this denomination, being
a trustee in the church at the present time. The life which Mr.
Shirley has led stamps him as a man who has the interest of his
community at heart, and one who is not only concerned with his
individual advancement, but takes a keen interest in the welfare
of his friends and neighbors. Such men are a help to the community
in which they live, and because Mr. Shirley is such a man he
has won the esteem of a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
- The History of Hendricks County
5(iii). Alva Roy Shirley born Jan 1, 1875. He died
3(v). Leason Shirley born about 1811 KY They were living
in Bean Blossom, Monroe Co. IN in the 1850 census.
married 1st Letisha Dowden July 4, 1831 in Owen Co. IN.
married 2nd Tabitha___ sometime prior to the 1850 census
children: (1850 census)
4(i). James M Shirley born about 1833 IN, age 17 in
4(ii). William P Shirley born about 1836 IN, age 14
4(ii). Mary Shirley born about 1844 IN, age 6 in 1850
4(iii). John L Shirley born about 1846 IN, age 4 in
3(vi). Rachel Shirley She married Emanuel Yoder
in 1839 Monroe Co. IN.
3(vii). Ruth Shirley born about 1815 KY. She married
John J. Wright. In 1835 they were living in Monroe Co. IN and
in 1850 they were in Buchanan Co. MO.
3(viii). Mary Shirley born about 1817 KY. She married
1st David Asbaugh in 1840 Monroe Co. IN, m. 2nd B. Secrest.
3(ix). Levi Shirley born about 1818 KY. Levi was a
farmer for most of his married life; however, he led an extremely
interesting life before he got married. He worked on riverboats
and had many adventures before settling down. They lived at Center,
Buchanan Co Missouri in 1850 census. The family remained in the
same location in Iowa at least until the time of the 1870 census.
By the time of the 1880 Census, they had moved to Fairview Twp.,
Russell County, KS. He died in 1903. They are buried in the Lucas
Town Cemetery, Russell County, KS.
married Rhoda Fletcher Feb 3, 1839 Bloomfield, Green Co. Indiana.
She was born Jan 24, 1819 in Indiana and died 1897 in Russell
County, KS. Rhoda was the first child of Abraham Fletcher.
It is not completely clear at this time who Rhoda's mother was.
When Abraham moved the Fletcher clan to Missouri in 1841, Rhoda
and Levi followed. In 1854, they moved to Fremont County, Iowa,
near Plum Hollow (later Thurman), where they are listed in the
1860 US Census of Scott Twp, Fremont Co., IA. The family moved
to IA to get away from the stirrings of the unrest which would
become the Civil War and which was especially evident in Missouri
in the 1850's & 1860's.
4(i). John Simpson Shirley, born Sept 3, 1842, Buchanan
Co., MO; John enlisted at age 19, against his father's wishes,
in 1861 with the Iowa Volunteers. His father came and got him
(lucky thing, because the unit he enlisted with was later ambushed
and wiped almost completely out!), and John was at home until
he became "of age" (which was 20). At age 20, he re-enlisted
in Sept. of 1862, joining the 4th Iowa Cavalry, the same unit
as his uncles Hiram and James G. Fletcher. After that enlistment
ran out, he re-enlisted in the 4th Iowa Veterans Vol. Cavalry
in Dec. 1864. He was shot the day the war ended, in Wilson's
Cavalry raid, and was hospitalized in Macon, GA. He later received
a Federal Pension (Certificate No. 153,446) for gunshot wounds
to his left side and head. John was a member of the Grand Army
of the Republic. After the War, John returned to Plum Hollow,
where he worked as a carpenter. Around the year 1880,
John and his family, including his parents, moved to Russell
County, KS. He is shown as a native of Missouri in the 1880 Census
of Fairview Twp, Russell Co., KS. John S. died Sept 7,
1910 at the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in
Atkinson, KS, and was buried in the Lucas, KS, town cemetery.He
died Sept 7, 1910, Atkinson, KS.
married Margaret Ann Van Scyoc Nov 9, 1867 in Fremont
Co., IA, dau of John Van Scyoc and Julia Winters. She was b.
between 1846 and 1851 in Missouri.
5(i). William A. Shirley was born Sept 17, 1868
in Fremont Co., IA, William was a master carpenter. He was also
a musician. He traveled sometimes with a group of disabled musicians.
He was born without most of the fingers on one hand but became
an accomplished violinist, using a specially made strap to help
hold the bow. He died about 1937 in Kansas.
William A. Shirley
married Elizabeth McDonald Jul 2, 1899 in Sylvan Grove,
Lincoln Co., KS. She was b. in Ireland, and died about 1957 in
6(i). Juverna Shirley, b. Mar 27, 1900 in Lucas, Kansas.
She taught school in Kansas, worked for a children's book publisher,
and after retirement from teaching until age 78 worked as Residence
Director of the Asbury Hospital School of Nursing at Salina,
Ks. Verna was killed in an auto accident near Geary, Oklahoma,
May 1, 1988. She is buried in the Clearwater Cemetery, which
I believe is at Haysville, KS. Verna was never married and had
6(ii). Levi (Lee) Edward Shirley was born April 27,
1901 in Lucas, Kansas, died 1 Jun 1980 at the Mitchell County
Hospital in Beloit, KS.
married Berniece Morgenson of Vesper, KS. They were married
June 14, 1935 in Osborne, KS. They were both teachers and also
had a farm.
6(iii). Violet Marie Shirley was b. Sept. 13, 1907
in Lucas, KS., died in Cuba, NM, Nov. 17, 1998. She
had musical talent and her first job was playing the piano at
the silent movies. Marie and Doctor Everett Stohr, an osteopath,
were m. at Lucas, KS April 13, 1941and lived in Meade,
KS. Their daughter Janet Lola was born May 5, 1942. Their
last residence was at Cuba, NM. Dr. Stohr retired in 1977 and
died Jan 17,1980. Marie was one of the women who started a monthly
newspaper for the Cuba area, the Cuba News. She was featured
on 60 Minutes and interviewed by Time Magazine, Oct 20,
1986 edition, pages 9 and 10.
6(iv). Ralph Sylvester Shirley was born Oct 19, 1909
in Lucas, KS.Ralph was a welder and welding instructor for Kansas
Nebraska Natural Gas Co. for many years. Later he worked as director
of personnel for the same company. He died in Loveland, Larimer
Co. CO April 11, 1996.
married Myreta Jordan in Sept. 1941 in Hastings, Adams County,
6(v). Gwenneth Elizabeth Shirley was born Nov 28, 1911
in Lucas, KS. She weighed three pounds at birth! She died Jan
30, 2000, prob. in KS. After high school she attended the
Salina Business college. She married Harry Alderson, a brakeman
and conductor for the Santa Fe Railroad. They were m. in July
6(vi). Stella Aileen Shirley was born in Lucas, KS
Feb 14, 1914. She was the valedictorian of her graduating class
of 1932. She taught country school for one year, then attended
the Wichita Business College. After 5 or 6 months of school,
she was hired by Gulf Oil and worked there until her retirement.
She died 4 May 1988 of injuries from a car accident near Geary,
OK. Aileen was never married and had no children.
6(vii). Russell Marvelle Shirley was born May 16, 1916
in Lucas, KS. He worked during the depression for the Civilian
Conservation Corps, then later was drafted for WWII and spent
over four years in the Army in Europe. At the end of the war,
Russell was the First Sgt. of Company A, 593rd Signal Aircraft
Warning Battalion. He and some of the other men who were musically
inclined also had an "official" army dance band called
the Continentals. Russell attended Wichita Business College.
He worked for Boeing and Cessna aircraft companies until his
retirement in July, 1981.
married Maxine Gray in July, 1957. Maxine has two sons, James
McPherson and John McPherson. Maxine died 1 Jun 2000 in Wichita,
5(ii). Luella Shirley born 1877, Fremont Co., IA; d.
1893, KS. A pretty girl! She was never very strong, though, and
unfortunately died of typhoid at age 16.
5(iii). Daisy Shirley born Sept 25, 1882 in KS. She
was born without the lower part of her legs (below the knee),
but otherwise healthy. Was working as a telephone operator in
1910. d. Jan 3, 1969, Santa Barbara, Co., CA; m. SIMS.
Last residence: Santa Barbara, CA. Probable granddau or granddau-in-law
is Nancy Sims, b. Oct 5, 1952, d. Oct 1983 in Santa Barbara.
4(ii). Rhoda C. Shirley, born 1845, MO, d. 1881, Soloman
Rapids, Mitchell Co., KS. She m. William Hewitt Rider
Dec 20, 1862 in Fremont Co., IA, son of Ephraim RIDER and Margaret
McCloud. He was b. Apr 3, 1841 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH,
and d. Oct 25, 1921 in Denver, Denver Co., CO. William was in
the Civil War with the 15th Iowa Vol. Cav., Co. D. Later he was
a farmer and wagon maker.
4(iii). Robert N. Shirley born 1848, MO. He died after
married Sarah ____. She was b. abt 1853 in MO, and d. aft
5(i). Effie Shirley, b. abt 1869 Iowa.
4(iv). Bathilda Shirley, b. 1851 MO
4(v). Mary E. Shirley, b. 1853 MO m. Thomas J.
Doyle, 17 Mar 1873, Fremont Co., IA.
4(vi). Sarah Shirley, b. 1853 MO
NOTE: May not have been Levi's daughter as she is
listed after Levi's children (along with Effie) in the 1870 Iowa
4(vii). Lewis Worth Shirley, born Nov 4, 1855, Thurman,
Fremont Co Iowa. Lewis died Aug 15, 1936 in Santa Barbara, Santa
Barbara Co. CA.
married Alice Jane Thorpe about 1877 in Solomon Rapids, Mitchell
Co., KS, dau of John Thorpe and Amanda Garrett. Alice d. Apr
22, 1927 in Hanford, Kings Co., CA.
5(i). Roscoe Garrett Shirley, b. Mar 27, 1880
Lucas, Russell Co. KS; d. Oct 3, 1945, Los Angeles Co., CA.
5(ii). John Elmer Shirley, b. Dec 2, 1881 Lucas, Russell
Co. KS d. Feb 7, 1948, Tulare Co., CA.
5(iii). Marcina Belle Shirley, b. Aug 24, 1885 Lucas,
Russell Co. KS d. Nov 10, 1962, Fresno, Fresno Co., CA; m. Edward
Lewis Cullens, Nov 19, 1905 Russell Co., KS.
5(iv). Nina V. Shirley, b. Apr 1888, Lucas Russell
5(v). Orval Riley Shirley b. Oct 2, 1891 Lucas Russell
5(vi). Lela Hazel Shirley, b. Dec 9, 1895 Parsons,
Labette Co., KS; d. Jun 3, 1980 Prob. Oregon, m. Don SILSBY Sep
2, 1919 Visalia, Tulare Co., CA.
4(viii). Emma Louisa Shirley, b. 5 May 1860 Thurman,
Fremont Co. Iowa d. May 1946 Lucas, Russell Co., KS, m. Frank
Harris, aft 1880.
Descendants of William A. Shirley
Russ Shirley and wife Susan, Katy, Myreta and Levi
(photo taken in 2002)