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Family: Jason Eugene Shire/Alice Florence Patterson (F3)

m. 27 Sep 1919


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  • Jason Eugene ShireFather | Male
    Jason Eugene Shire

    Born  03 Jul 1894  Redmon, Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 Jun 1961  Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  27 Sep 1919  Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Emily E Atwood | F2 
    Married  17 Jul 1915  Poteau, LeFlore, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Jacob Calvin Shire | F8 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Emily Catherine Wade | F8 Group Sheet 

    Alice Florence PattersonMother | Female
    Alice Florence Patterson

    Born  19 Feb 1900  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 May 1984  Hinsdale, DuPage, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  George A Patterson | F9 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Flora Aurilla Sanderson | F9 Group Sheet 

    Eugene George ShireChild 1 | Male
    Eugene George Shire

    Born  31 Oct 1919  Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  19 Jun 1993  Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Charlene Lavon Swearingen | F17 
    Married  19 Sep 1945  Clovis, Curry, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location

    Charles Alexander ShireChild 2 | Male
    Charles Alexander Shire

    Born  31 Dec 1920  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Aug 1984  Lisle, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Living | F18 
    Married     

    Ralph Emmet ShireChild 3 | Male
    Ralph Emmet Shire

    Born  29 Dec 1921  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Nov 2005  Hinsdale, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Living | F19 
    Married     

    Child 4 | Female
    Catherine Alice Shire

    Born  22 Dec 1922  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Oct 2011  Palatine, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Edwin Anton Dyntera | F28 
    Married  13 Apr 1946  Wheaton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location

    Robert Lawrence ShireChild 5 | Male
    Robert Lawrence Shire

    Born  20 Mar 1927  Downers Grove, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  23 Dec 1937  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 6 | Male
    Earl Grover Shire

    Born  24 Oct 1928  Downers Grove, Dupage, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Jan 2005  Glen Ellyn, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Joanne Louise Kolkay | F20 
    Married  28 Apr 1951  Downers Grove, Du Page, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Female
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    Spouse  Harold Fredrick Manley | F74 
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    Child 8 | Male
    Donald Allen Shire

    Born  04 Oct 1932  Downers Grove, Du Page, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Dec 2011  Mountain Home, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Germaine Marie Bennett | F22 
    Married  04 Jul 1953  Downers Grove, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Living | F21 
    Married     

    Child 9 | Male
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    Spouse  Living | F23 
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    Child 10 | Female
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    Spouse  Frank Edward Kirkland | F87 
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    Child 11 | Male
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    Spouse  Living | F1 
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  • Notes  Married:
    • From Catherine (Shire) Dyntera:

      Jason was living with his brother, Everett and happened to see Alice's name in the list of members of a club, and he called her. Alice was going to one of the meetings that night so she invited Jason to come and go with her & her father. Guess it was LOVE at first sight because they started dating and were married by a Methodist minister in her father's home.

      Their family grew quickly and they decided to find a home in the country to raise their children. They found an acre of land in Downers Grove. Jason cleared the land and proceeded to get "used lumber", and they went to Downers on the weekends to build their home. They would live in a tent on the weekend so Jason could get an early start in the morning. The children tried to help but they were only 6, 5, 4, & 3 years old.

      Alice & Jason were determined to make things work out so they would have a home for their children. Their intentions were to have the first house be a garage & play room for the kids, and they planned to build another BIG house up closer to the road. That never happened.

      They did not have running water nor all the conveniences of today, but they were sure they could do it. Alice had to wash clothes on a scrub board. They cooked on a wood & coal burning stove. She made bread for the family besides cooking meals and keeping the kids clean.

      They accomplished their mission and raised 11 children "In the house that Jason built".