Shirley Cecil French (1898 - 1941)

Shirley Cecil French
1898 - 1941
updated February 06, 2019
Shirley Cecil French was born around 1898. She died on April 16, 1941 at 43 years of age.
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Shirley Cecil French
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French
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Croydon County Borough, in Civilian War Dead
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Shirley Cecil French passed away on April 16, 1941 at age 43. She was buried in Croydon County Borough, Civilian War Dead. She was born around 1898. We are unaware of information about Shirley's surviving family.
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1898 - 1941 World Events

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In 1898, in the year that Shirley Cecil French was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1906, Shirley was only 8 years old when President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1924, by the time she was 26 years old, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1931, at the age of 33 years old, Shirley was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1941, in the year of Shirley Cecil French's passing, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

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around 1903 - Feb 15, 1942
around 1894 - Mar 19, 1917
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around 1886 - Apr 13, 1917
around 1887 - Nov 30, 1917
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around 1880 - Nov 16, 1916
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Unknown - Mar 20, 1918
Unknown - Apr 10, 1918
around 1921 - Dec 27, 1944
around 1921 - Nov 19, 1944
around 1903 - Feb 15, 1942
around 1894 - Mar 19, 1917
around 1917 - Apr 14, 1941
Unknown - Jul 1, 1916
around 1886 - Apr 13, 1917
around 1887 - Nov 30, 1917
around 1916 - Jun 24, 1944
Unknown - Sep 20, 1918
Unknown - Mar 30, 1916
around 1880 - Nov 16, 1916
Unknown - Oct 28, 1918
Unknown - Jan 13, 1917
around 1885 - Oct 11, 1918
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around 1893 - May 3, 1918
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