In desperate need of help to find my grandfathers relatives,george ernest shirley

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George Ernest Shirley

 in the U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006

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    Name: George Ernest Shirley
    Birth Date: 8 Nov 1898
    Death Date: 10 Apr 2002
    Service Start Date: 11 May 1918
    Interment Date: 15 Apr 2002
    Cemetery: Missouri Veterans Cemetery/Higginsville
    Cemetery Address: 20109 Business Hwy 13 Higginsville, MO 64037
    Buried At: Section G Site 135

    George Shirley

     in the 1900 United States Federal Census

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    Name: George Shirley
    [George Ernest Shirley
    Age: 1
    Birth Date: Nov 1898
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Home in 1900: Templeton, Atchison, Missouri
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Marital Status: Single
    Father's name: J E Shirley
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's name: Lettha M Shirley
    Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    J E Shirley 48
    Lettha M Shirley 28
    Clarence A Shirley 8
    Mabel Shirley 3
    George Shirley 1
    Melia Miller 11

    George E Shirley

     in the Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002

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      Name: George E Shirley
      Age: 21
      Birth Date: abt 1899
      Marriage Date: 21 Aug 1920
      Marriage Place: Jackson, Missouri
      Registration Place: Jackson, Missouri, USA
      Spouse: Anna C Peterson
      Spouse Age: 18

      George E Shirley

       in the 1930 United States Federal Census

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      Name: George E Shirley
      Birth Year: abt 1899
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: Missouri
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Home in 1930: Fristoe, Benton, Missouri
      Map of Home: View Map
      Dwelling Number: 21
      Family Number: 23
      Home Owned or Rented: Rented
      Radio Set: No
      Lives on Farm: Yes
      Age at First Marriage: 21
      Attended School: No
      Able to Read and Write: Yes
      Father's Birthplace: Missouri
      Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
      Able to Speak English: Yes
      Occupation: Farmer
      Industry: General farm
      Class of Worker: Working on own account
      Employment: Yes
      Veteran: Yes
      War: WW
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      George E Shirley 31
      Anna C Shirley 28
      Paul E Shirley 8
      Gladys E Shirley 4
      [4 1/12] 
      Marvin E Shirley 2
      [2 1/12] 

      James E. Shirley

       in the Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937

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        Name: James E. Shirley
        Birth Year: abt 1851
        Gender: Male
        Marriage Age: 40
        Marriage Date: 25 Apr 1891
        Marriage Place: Fremont, Iowa, USA
        Father: G W Sherley
        Mother: Emma Harris
        Spouse: Lepha M Miller
        James Elias Shirley
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        Birth:  Apr. 19, 1852
        Iowa, USA
        Death:  Dec. 11, 1921
        St. Charles County
        Missouri, USA
        Age 68 years 7 months 22 day.
        Accidental drowning.
        No cemetery stone was found.
        Family links: 
          Lepha Beason Shirley Readshaw (1870 - 1944)
          Mabel Shirley Loutsenhizer (1896 - 1941)*
          Jessie Opal Shirley Ramsey (1905 - 1968)*
        *Calculated relationship
        Oak Grove Cemetery
        Saint Charles
        St. Charles County
        Missouri, USA
        Plot: Block 2, Lot 146, Grave 2 NW
        Created by: Dori & Ed
        Record added: Jul 21, 2012
        Find A Grave Memorial# 93971124

        Lepha M Miller

         in the Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937

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          Name: Lepha M Miller
          [Lepha M Beason] 
          Birth Year: abt 1871
          Gender: Female
          Marriage Age: 20
          Marriage Date: 25 Apr 1891
          Marriage Place: Fremont, Iowa, USA
          Father: Joseph Beason
          Mother: Samantha Morris
          Spouse: James E. Shirley
          I'm hoping this is the right George Ernest Miller.


          I think you meant to say in that last comment george Ernest Shirley yes this is the right one I am so excited!!!! I just cannot thank you enough!!!
          However I am trying to go back farther could you tell me how to go back further ?that is right where I left off with Lepha and James although it took me days to find it .lol
          Whew! I'm glad it's the right one.

          Since we know that Lepha's maiden name is Beason, we can put that in the search engine at

          It looks like Dorothy has Lepha's parents below. I use, a pay site.


          2 Answers

          +7 votes
          Hi Katrina, can you give us more information about your grandfather's relatives like about when they were born, where (what country, if United States what state etc) about when they passed away?? Anything like that would help us search for them.

          Also  is it George, Ernest and Shirley or is George Ernest Shirley, Shirley being George's last name?  We would need their last names please.
          by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)
          Yes, it is george Ernest Shirley. All of the information from Gee to rookie was 100% correct that is where I have gotten and do not know how to go further.Thank you again! !


          Lepha Beason Shirley Readshaw


          Birth:  Aug. 24, 1870
          Missouri, USA
          Death:  Jun. 7, 1944
          Kansas City
          Jackson County
          Missouri, USA
          imageNote: This Information below was given on "Find A Grave" page:
          Lepha May's death certificate shows a birth date of 24 Aug 1870, and a death date of 7 Jun 1944; my grandmother, Jessie Opal, was the informant, so I believe this information is accurate, unless the person who wrote it in the death certificate made an error.

          Lepha May had, to my knowledge, five husbands:
          1. Albert Miller (child - Almeda May Miller)
          2. James Elias Shirley (children - Clarence Avery, Blanche, Mabel E., George Ernest, Joseph Elmer, and Jessie Opal)
          3. F. H. Zeiner (no children with him)
          4. William McKinley Crews (no children with him)
          5. Henry Libby Readshaw (no children with him)

          Information by Aonymous 47684660.

          Then it gives siblings and children etc on the Find A Grave page. 
            Joseph Beason (1814 - 1891)
            Samantha Singletary Morris Beason (1832 - 1877)

          Joseph Beason 
          Joseph Beason (1814 - 1891)


          Greene County
          Ohio, USA

          Oct. 2, 1891
          Nemaha County
          Nebraska, USA
          Estate of Joseph Beason
          Page 90 Number 916
          Administrator James Crouch (Son-in-law)
          Petition and Bond October 14, 1891
          Vol. 8 Page 197
          Researched by Dori & Ed 47796684

          Census 1840 Warren County, Indiana
          Census 1850 Cedar County, Missouri
          Census 1870 Pettis County, Missouri
          Census 1880 Fremont County, Iowa

          Hi again "Katrina", wanted to let you know Barry-1264 is me, Dorothy .

          Also to answer your question about what to do if merge won't go because of the order it is in, to reverse a merge you : 

          Click on Merge, it will ask you if you want to reverse the merge.. This only applies if the right image is a higher number than the left image. (Go ahead and reverse the merge!!) Note: If your uncomfortable doing that, is there a selection of remove merge proposal?? If so, just remove it and we can redo the proposal. 

          Also, the information about Lepha was taken from Find A Grave  I did not write that on the "Find a grave page", someone named "Aonymous 47684660" wrote it. I have no idea who that is. Maybe one of the relatives who signed the page on the right side.

           imageAnyway sent you a response to your email as well. Thank you!!!

          +4 votes
          Hi Katrina,

          Can you provide us with any details.  Birthdates, marriages, death dates, locations, children, siblings, etc.

          If you join us on WikiTree, you can create a profile for him and that would help us collaborate on finding his family.  But any details you can give us will greatly aid us in helping you.  As much detail as you know.
          by Michael Stills G2G6 Pilot (386k points)

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