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James A. SHIRLEY

Male Abt 1861 - Aft 1930  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name James A. SHIRLEY 
    Born Abt 1861  IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 4 Apr 1930  Unionville, Putnam County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Source: C. L. Frost .

      (2) James A. SHIRLEY is listed in a household headed by his father, Joseph SHIRLEY, in the 1880 census of Sherman Township, Putnam County, MO.

      James A. is listed in the 1880 census as a farm worker who was then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1861. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in KY, and his mother was born in IN.

      (3) A household headed by James SHIRLEY is listed in the 1900 census of Unionville, Putnam County, MO. [The surname of James and the other members of his household is listed as SHERLEY in the index to the 1900 census.]

      [Note by compiler: The information in the 1900 census regarding James and his family should be viewed with caution, because some of that information appears to be incorrect.]

      James is listed in the 1900 census as a blacksmith who was born in December 1859 and was then 40 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in MO, his father was born in IN, and his mother was born in MO. According to the 1900 census, he had then been married 18 years.

      Listed with James is his wife, Allie, who was born in January 1864 and was then 36 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in MO, and both of her parents were born in MO. According to the 1900 census, she had then been married 18 years and had theretofore given birth to 3 children, all of whom were then living. Also, according to the 1900 census, she was at school. [Note by compiler: It is questionable whether Allie, who was then purportedly 36 years of age, was young enough to have then been at school.]

      [Note by compiler: According to the 1910 census, Allie was James' 2nd wife, and this couple was married in about 1895. If that information is correct, then this couple had been married only about 5 years, not 18 years, at the time of the 1900 census. Also, the mother of at least some of the children listed in the 1900 census was probably James' 1st wife. In this regard, it should be noted that 4 children are listed in this household in the 1900 census, and Allie is listed in the 1900 census as theretofore having given birth to only 3 children.]

      Also listed with James is his son, Joe, who was born in May 1883 and was then 17 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in MO, and both of his parents were born in MO.

      Also listed with James is his son, Oscar, who was born in July 1885 [?] and was then 15 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in MO, and both of his parents were born in MO. [Note by compiler: According to Oscar's World War I draft registration card and the Social Security Death Index, he was born on 6 February 1889, not in July 1885.]

      Also listed with James is his son, Carl, who was born in July 1887 and was then 12 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in MO, and both of his parents were born in MO.

      Also listed with James is his daughter, Cloe, who was born in December 1990 and was then 9 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in MO, and both of her parents were born in MO.

      (4) A household headed by James A. SHIRLEY is listed in the 1910 census of Ward 2, Unionville, Putnam County, MO. [His surname is listed as THISLEY in the index to the 1910 census.]

      James A. is listed in the 1910 census as a blacksmith who was then 49 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1861. According to the 1910 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN. According to the 1910 census, he had then been married to his 2nd wife 15 years.

      Listed with James A. is his 2nd wife, Elisabeth A., who was then 35 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1875. According to the 1910 census, she was born in MO, and both of her parents were born in OH. According to the 1910 census, she had then been married to her 1st husband 15 years and had theretofore given birth to 5 children, 4 of whom were then living.

      Also listed with James A. is his son, Carl C., who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1896. According to the 1910 census, he was born in MO, his father was born in IN, and his mother was born in MO.

      Also listed with James A. is his daughter, Cloy E., who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1898. According to the 1910 census, she was born in MO, her father was born in IN, and her mother was born in MO.

      Also listed with James A. is his son, John M., who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1903. According to the 1910 census, he was born in MO, his father was born in IN, and his mother was born in MO.

      Also listed with James A. is his daughter, Ruby G., who was then 1-5/12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1908. According to the 1910 census, she was born in MO, her father was born in IN, and her mother was born in MO.

      (5) A household headed by James A. SHIRLEY is listed in the 1920 census of the South Ward of Unionville, Putnam County, MO.

      James A. is listed in the 1920 census as a blacksmith who was then 58 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1862. According to the 1920 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

      Also listed with James A. is his wife, Allie E., who was then 44 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1876. According to the 1920 census, she was born in MO, and both of her parents were born in OH.

      Also listed with James A. is his son, William O., a mechanic who was then 30 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1890. According to the 1920 census, he was born in MO, his father was born in IN, and his mother was born in MO.

      Also listed with James A. is his daughter, Chloe E., a servant who was then 21 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1899. According to the 1920 census, she was born in MO, her father was born in IN, and her mother was born in MO.

      Also listed with James A. is his son, John M., a laborer who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1903. According to the 1920 census, he was born in MO, his father was born in IN, and his mother was born in MO.

      Also listed with James A. is daughter, Ruby G., who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1909. According to the 1920 census, she was born in MO, her father was born in IN, and her mother was born in MO.

      (6) A household headed by James A. SHIRLEY is listed in the 1930 census of the South Ward of Unionville, Putnam County, MO.

      James A. is listed in the 1930 census as a blacksmith who was then 68 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1862. According to the 1930 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN. According to the 1930 census, he was 33 years of age at his first marriage.

      Listed with James A. is his wife, Elizebeth A., who was then 55 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1875. According to the 1930 census, she was born in MO, her father was born in OH, and her mother was born in IA. According to the 1930 census, she was 19 years of age at her first marriage.

      Also listed with James A. is his son, Oscar W., a mechanic who was then 41 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1889. According to the 1930 census, he was born in MO, his father was born in IN, and his mother was born in IA.
    Person ID I1562  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    Father Joseph SHIRLEY,   b. Abt 1831, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah A. CARTER,   b. Abt 1838, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 12 Apr 1854  Hendricks County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F10044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Allie FROST,   b. 13 Feb 1875, Putnam County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 4 Apr 1930, Unionville, Putnam County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years) 
    Married Abt 1895 
    Children 
     1. John M. SHIRLEY,   b. Abt 1903, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 8 Jan 1920  (Age ~ 17 years)  [natural]
     2. Ruby G. SHIRLEY,   b. Abt 1908, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 8 Jan 1920  (Age ~ 12 years)  [natural]
     3. Carl C. SHIRLEY,   b. Abt 1896, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 26 Apr 1910  (Age ~ 14 years)  [natural]
     4. Chloie Essel SHIRLEY,   b. 28 Apr 1898, Unionville, Putnam County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1980, Centerville, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F1389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 --- (SHIRLEY) 
    Married Bef 6 Feb 1889 
    Children 
     1. William Oscar SHIRLEY,   b. 6 Feb 1889, Princeton, Mercer County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1969, Unionville, Putnam County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F10043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Indiana MarriageCollection, 1800-1941 [database online]: Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005: Name: Joseph Shirley Spouse Name: Sarah A Carter Marriage Date: 12 Apr 1854 Marriage County: Hendricks Source Title 1: Hendricks County, Indiana Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1823-1920 Inclusive Volum Source Title 3: W. P. A. Indiana Original Record Located: County C Book: 4 OS Page: 435.