Married Betheiah Brown b. ca. 1825 Scotland, died Feb
15, 1885. buried at Evergreen Cem. Lineville, Wayne Co Iowa.
(her maiden name was provided in son David Shirley's marriage
Children in 1880 census of Wayne Co. Iowa.
The children were all living without their parents in Keytesville
Chariton Co MO in 1870 census, apparently under the care of Richard
McDonald age 30 b Canada (in a group/boarding house).
1(i). David Dale Shirley b. ca. 1856 Canada; His marriage
record states he was born at Pontiac County, Canada.
married Violena (Lena) Morgan 5 Apr 1885 at Ottumwa Iowa.
She was the daughter of William Morgan and Martha Clay.
2(i). Jean Garland Shirley, born in Iowa. She married
Chester Tharp in Denver Colorado in 1912. Their son, Chester
Tharp, born in 1914, sent the following about his family.
Mother said one of her uncles was maybe 18 years old and
never had shoes. He took beef hide to a tannery on his back and
then the leather to a shoemaker who made him shoes. The shoemaker
kept the leather as payment. Mother told me about one of her
uncles who dreamed he was going swimming in a creek. He stood
up in the bed and dove off on to a rough hued log floor. Guess
that woke him up! My mother and father are buried in Manola Alberta
1(ii). Margurite Shirley born Feb. 18, 1859, Canada;
She died Feb. 5, 1897 in Wayne Co Iowa. Married C. E. Swan. Buried
Evergreen Cem. Lineville Wayne Co Iowa.
1(iii). James R. Shirley b. ca. 1861 Canada
1(iv). Isabelle B. Shirley b. 1862 in Canada; She d.
1918 and buried at Evergreen Cem. Lineville, Wayne Co Iowa.
1(v). Janette Shirley b. ca. 1866 Canada; school teacher
lived in Colorado Springs CO, never married
1(vi). Grace R. Shirley b. Sep. 22, 1871 in Missouri;
She d. Jul. 6, 1958; school teacher lived in Colorado Springs
CO, never married; buried at Evergreen Cem, Lineville Wayne Co
Miss Grace Shirley, a Colorado Springs resident since 1916,
died Sunday, July 6 at the Myron Stratton Home after a five year
illness. Miss Shirley, a retired musician, studied music at Drake
in Des Moines, St. Louis, Mo. and Sherwood School of Music in
Chicago, Ill. She taught many years in Seymour, Allerton, Lineville,
Clio and Mercer, Mo. schools. She was born Sept. 22, 1871 in
Glasgow, Scotland and was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church. She is survived by three nieces, Shirley and Pearl Swan
of Lineville and Miss Rae Shirley of Alto, Ga., and one nephew,
Thomas Swan of Newton. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday at the Remple Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Howard Hansen,
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was
in the Evergreen Cemetery.