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Jason Eugene Shire

Jason Eugene Shire

Male 1894 - 1961  (66 years)

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  • Name Jason Eugene Shire 
    Nickname Eugene 
    Born 03 Jul 1894  Redmon, Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jason Eugene Shire Birth Certificate
    Jason Eugene Shire Birth Certificate
    Gender Male 
    Census Data 2 Jun 1900  Redmon Village, Edgar County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jacob Shire - Age 41
    Emma Shire - Age 40
    John Shire - Age 7
    Eugene Shire - Age 5
    Everett Shire - Age 1 
    Census Data 28 Apr 1910  Paris Ward 2, Edgar County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sophia A Wade - Age 78
    Eugene Shire - Age 15 
    Census Data 7 Jan 1920  Chicago Ward 33, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George Patterson - Age 46
    Eunice Patterson - Age 16
    Jason Shire - Age 25
    Alice Shire - Age 19
    Eugene Shire - Age 2/12 
    Census Data 2 Apr 1930  Downers Grove, DuPage County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jason Shire - Age 35
    Alice Shire - Age 30
    Eugene Shire - Age 10
    Charles Shire - Age 9
    Ralph Shire - Age 8
    Catherine Shire - Age 7
    Robert Shire - Age 3 1/12
    Earl Shire - Age 1 3/12 
    Census Data 9 May 1940  Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jason Shire - Age 46
    Alice Shire - Age 40
    Eugene Shire - Age 20
    Charles Shire - Age 19
    Ralph Shire - Age 18
    Catherine Shire - Age 17
    Earl Shire - Age 11
    Eunice Shire - Age 9
    Donald Shire - Age 7
    Howard Shire - Age 5
     
    Died 28 Jun 1961  Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Catherine (Shire) Dyntera:

      My Dad was born in Redmon, Illinois July 3, 1894 to Jacob Shire and Emily Catherine Wade. He had two brothers, John David Shire, b 03 Nov. 1892, and Everett Daniel Shire b. 13th June 1898

      According to information Don got from Uncle Everett my dad had St. Vitus Stance & Pneumonia when he was young. I know he had several bouts of pneumonia even after he and Mom were married. He died at home June 28, 1961. His death certificate says cause of death was Arterial Sclerosis. He did have Arthritis also.

      His mother passed away in March of 1905. His father was unable to care for the three boys so they were split up and went to live with relatives.

      I do not know what line of work daddy did when he came to Chicago. According to Uncle Everett he worked at Western Electric for a while. (possibly that is where the 1920 census states "Assembler" for "Electric Appliances".)

      In 1919 he met and married Alice Florence Patterson. Her father worked for the Rapid Transit Lines and got daddy a job there as a motorman on the Lake Street Elevated..

      I believe they lived on Caroll Ave. in Chicago, Ill. when the first 4 children were born.

      In October of 1922 they contracted to buy the acre of land on Sterling Road for $10.00. Their deed says they must construct a building for at least $2,000.

      At that time they had 3 boys & I "was on the way".

      Daddy was able to get some "used" lumber and on weekends he would drive to Downers and try to clear the land so he could build his home.

      Gene used to tell how the boys helped by removing nails from the old lumber.

      I do not know what knowledge he had of construction but I know he did all the work himself, except the chimney. There was a brick-layer living across the street and he built the chimney for Dad.

      In those years it was a long drive from Chicago to Downers. There were no expressways etc. and with working on the "L" he could only go to Downers on "good weekends". We lived in a tent on the weekends, while daddy worked on the house.

      Progress was slow and we weren?t able to move in till 1923.

      We had to carry water from the neighbors, and had an "Out-house".
    Person ID P2298984255  Conrad Shire Tree
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2015 

    Father Jacob Calvin Shire,   b. 04 Jan 1859, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1915, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Emily Catherine Wade,   b. 07 Jun 1859, Simms Township, Edgar County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1905, Paris, Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 04 Feb 1885  Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Shire, Jacob
      Gender: The gender of Jacob Shire is male.
      Spouse: Emma Cathrine Wade
      Marriage Date: Feb 04, 1885
      County: Edgar
      More About: This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1301880 - 1301882.
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Emily E Atwood,   b. 13 Sep 1899, Marshall, Clark, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1980, Conley, Forsyth, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1915  Poteau, LeFlore, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Violet Loretta Shire,   b. 29 Sep 1917, Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1998, Stockbridge, Henry County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2007 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Alice Florence Patterson,   b. 19 Feb 1900, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1984, Hinsdale, DuPage, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1919  Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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".
    Shire Patterson Marriage Cert
    Shire Patterson Marriage Cert
    Children 
     1. Eugene George Shire,   b. 31 Oct 1919, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1993, Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Charles Alexander Shire,   b. 31 Dec 1920, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1984, Lisle, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Ralph Emmet Shire,   b. 29 Dec 1921, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 2005, Hinsdale, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Catherine Alice Shire,   b. 22 Dec 1922, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 2011, Palatine, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. Robert Lawrence Shire,   b. 20 Mar 1927, Downers Grove, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1937, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     6. Earl Grover Shire,   b. 24 Oct 1928, Downers Grove, Dupage, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 2005, Glen Ellyn, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Living
     8. Donald Allen Shire,   b. 04 Oct 1932, Downers Grove, Du Page, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 2011, Mountain Home, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     9. Living
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    Last Modified 15 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet

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