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Eugene George Shire

Eugene George Shire

Male 1919 - 1993  (73 years)

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  • Name Eugene George Shire 
    Nickname Gene 
    Born 31 Oct 1919  Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eugene Shire Birth Cert
    Eugene Shire Birth Cert
    Gender Male 
    Census Data 7 Jan 1920  Chicago Ward 33, Cook, 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 
    1920 Chicago IL George Patterson Family
    1920 Chicago IL George Patterson Family
    Patterson LeClaire Home
    Patterson LeClaire Home
    Built in 1895, this Single Family Residence is located in Chicago, IL
    Census Data 2 Apr 1930  Downers Grove, DuPage, 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 
    1930 Downers Grove IL Jason Shire Family
    1930 Downers Grove IL Jason Shire Family
    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 
    1940 Downers Grove IL Jason Shire Family
    1940 Downers Grove IL Jason Shire Family
    Died 19 Jun 1993  Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Clovis News Journal Tuesday; 22 Jun 1993


      Services for Gene Shire, 73, Clovis, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Steed-Todd Chapel. Dr. Herbert Bergstrom will officiate.

      Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Steed-Todd Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

      Shire died Saturday, June 19, 1993, at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock. He was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Chicago. He married Charlene Swearingen on Sept. 19, 1945, in Clovis. Mr. Shire was a locomotive engineer for the Burlington Northern Railway. He moved to Clovis in 1979. He was an extremely gifted musician and had played in the Clovis Community Band and local dance band. He served with the 713th Railway Operations Battalion during World War II. He was a member of the Masons in Chicago; was an executive officer of the Downers Grove Reserve Police Department in Illinois; served as the president of the school board in Downers Grove; and was a member of the GoGo Sams and Yucca Sams.

      Survivors include one son, Gene L. Shire, Fort Worth; one daughter, Denise Gendreau, Clovis; four grandchildren; five brothers, Ralph Shire, Earl Shire, Don Shire, Howie Shire and Larry Shire; and three sisters, Catherine Dyntera, Dolly Manley and Marion Kirkland.

      He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene on June 16, 1992; a son, Keith Charles, in April of 1959; and by two brothers, Chuck Shire and Bob Shire.

      Casket bearers will be members of the Clovis Community Band, Weede Smith, Allan Isbell, Craig Allem, Pat Henry, James Buxton, Norvill Howell, James Aldrich and Charles Faulkner. Honorary bearers will be Reveliers Charles Young, Mike Mitchell, Truman Welch, Clyde Miller, Dudley Hughes and Fisher Alexander.

      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
    Eugene Shire Headstone
    Eugene Shire Headstone
    Person ID P2308378575  Conrad Shire Tree
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2015 

    Father Jason Eugene Shire,   b. 03 Jul 1894, Redmon, Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1961, Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    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
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet

    Family Charlene Lavon Swearingen,   b. 29 Mar 1926, Medicine Lodge, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1992, Clovis, Curry, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1945  Clovis, Curry, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Keith Charles Shire,   b. 13 Apr 1959, Hinsdale, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1959, Hinsdale, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet

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    Eugene George Shire
    Eugene George Shire