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Donald Allen Shire

Male 1932 - 2011  (79 years)


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  • Name Donald Allen Shire 
    Born 04 Oct 1932  Downers Grove, Du Page, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Dec 2011  Mountain Home, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P2308398275  Conrad Shire Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jan 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 1 Germaine Marie Bennett,   b. 19 Oct 1933,   d. 03 Feb 1976  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 04 Jul 1953  Downers Grove, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
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    Family ID F22  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Living 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet