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Wilmer Joseph Shirer1,2

Male
b. 7 May 1880, d. 1 December 1947


Father Howard Shirer3 b. 20 October 1854, d. 27 November 1929
Mother Sarah Lavina "Sadie" Simmons3 b. 1 November 1855, d. 3 January 1942
Pop-up Pedigree

Family Ina May Gardiner b. 20 June 1889, d. 14 November 1990
Marriage* 28 July 1907  Muskingum Co., OH, Groom's Name: Wilmer J. Shirer
Groom's Birth Date: 1882
Groom's Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio
Groom's Age: 25
Bride's Name: Ina M. Gardner
Bride's Birth Date: 1889
Bride's Birthplace: New Comerstown, Ohio
Bride's Age: 18
Marriage Date: 28 Jul 1907
Marriage Place: Muskingum County, Ohio
Groom's Father's Name: Howard Shirer
Groom's Mother's Name: Sarah Simmons
Bride's Father's Name: Ira Gardner
Bride's Mother's Name: Minnie
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status: Single
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status: Single
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02322-5
System Origin: Ohio-EASy
Source Film Number: 865149
Reference Number:
Collection: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, Principal=Ina May Gardiner1,8 
Children  1. Roland Glenn Shirer b. 6 Jan 1909, d. 4 May 1984
  2. Howard Edwin "Dutch" Shirer b. 19 Feb 1911, d. Jul 1985
  3. Wilmer Ralph Shirer b. 13 Mar 1913, d. 21 Dec 2011
  4. Minnie Evelyn Shirer b. 27 Jun 1915, d. 24 Apr 1917
  5. Mary Elizabeth Shirer b. 1 Nov 1917, d. 2 May 1918
  6. Robert William Shirer b. 27 Mar 1919, d. 14 Dec 1988
  7. Bill James "Billy" Shirer b. 18 Jul 1921
  8. Betty Jane Shirer b. 18 Jul 1921, d. 6 May 1998
  9. Thomas Clyde Shirer b. 17 Apr 1924, d. 18 Sep 2013
  10. Carl Richard Shirer b. 17 Jul 1927, d. 26 Oct 2008
  11. Alice Ruth Shirer b. 11 Apr 1934

Note*   Joseph was the twin of Henry Wilmer. Joseph and Ina lived in Sonora for a number of years. They are both buried at Newcomerstown cmetery in Tusc. Co. It is assumed they are buried there as her parents are from there.1 
Census* 1880  1880 Federal Census, Ohio Muskingum County, Monroe Township, ED 165, Series: T9, Roll: 1054, Page: 208B, June 19
(enumerated with father, Howard Shirer)
8, 180, 183, Shirer, Joseph W, W, M, 1/12, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio4 
Birth* 7 May 1880  Salem Twp., Muskingum Co., OH, Name: Wilmer Shirer
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 07 May 1880
Birthplace: Salem, Muskingum, Ohio
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race: White
Father's Name: Howard Shirer
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Sadie Simmons
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C01909-2
System Origin: Ohio-EASy
Source Film Number: 910156
Reference Number: v 2 p 250
Collection: Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962

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Name: Wilmer Shirer
Titles & Terms:
Event: Birth
Event Date: 07 May 1880
Event Place: Salem, Muskingum, Ohio
Registration Date:
Registration Place:
Gender: Male
Race: White
Father: Howard Shirer
Father's Titles & Terms:
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother: Sadie Simmons
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Additional Relatives:
Reference Number: v 2 p 250
Film Number: 910156
Digital Folder Number: 4017218
Image Number: 403
Collection: Ohio, County Births, 1856-19091,5,6,7
Marriage* 28 July 1907  Muskingum Co., OH, Groom's Name: Wilmer J. Shirer
Groom's Birth Date: 1882
Groom's Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio
Groom's Age: 25
Bride's Name: Ina M. Gardner
Bride's Birth Date: 1889
Bride's Birthplace: New Comerstown, Ohio
Bride's Age: 18
Marriage Date: 28 Jul 1907
Marriage Place: Muskingum County, Ohio
Groom's Father's Name: Howard Shirer
Groom's Mother's Name: Sarah Simmons
Bride's Father's Name: Ira Gardner
Bride's Mother's Name: Minnie
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status: Single
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status: Single
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02322-5
System Origin: Ohio-EASy
Source Film Number: 865149
Reference Number:
Collection: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, Principal=Ina May Gardiner1,8 
Draft Registration* 12 September 1918  Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH, World War 1 Draft Regisatration Card C - (12 September

1918)

Serial Number: 1761
Order number: A1209
1) First Name: Wilmer
Middle Name: Joseph
Family Name: Shirer
2) Permanent Home Address
No.:
Street or R.F.D. Number:
City or Town: Zanesville
County: Musk
State: Ohio
3) Age by Years: 38
4) Date of Birth
Month: May
Day: 7
Year: 1880
Race
5) White: x
6) Negro:
7) Oriental:
8) Indian
Citizen:
Non-Citizen:
U.S.Citizen
10) Native Born: x
11) Naturalized:
12) Citizen by Father's Nat.:
Alien
13) Declarant
14) Non-declarant
15) If not a citizen of the U.S., of what nation:
16) Present Occupation: Pair Heater
17) Employer's Name: American Rolling Mill
18) Place of Employment or Business
No.:
Street or R.F.D. Number: Linden Ave
City or Town: Zanesville
County: Musk
State: Ohio
Nearest Relative:
19) Name: Ima May Shirer
20) Address
No.:
Street or R.F.D. Number:
City or Town: Zanesville
County: Musk
State: Ohio
I Affirm I Have Verified Above ANswers and That They

Are True
(Registrant's signature or mark)

Registrar's Report: 34-4-11C
Description of Registrant
Height
21) Tall: x
22) Medium:
23) Short:
Build
24) Slender:
25) Medium: x
26) Stout:
27) Color of Eyes: Black
28) Color of Hair: Dark
29) Has person lost arm, leg, hand, eye, or is he

obviously physically disqualified? (Specify)

30) I certify that my answers are true, that the

person registered has read or has read to him his

answers, that I have witnessed his signature or mark

and that all ofhis answers of which I have knowledge

are true, except as follows:

Signature of Registrar: Chas M Bowlby
Date of Registration: Sept 12, 19182
Census 1920  1920 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Falls Township, Precinct 1, ED: 90, Series: T625, Roll: 1425, Page: 68A, January 19
Sheet 13A
30, 7, 7, Shirer, Wilmer, Head, O, M, M, W, 36, M, , , , Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Ohio, , Yes, Steel Worker, Rolling Mill, W,
31, 7, 7, Shirer, Ina, Wife, , , F, W, 31, M, , , , , Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Ohio, , Yes, None, , ,
32, 7, 7, Shirer, Roland, Son, , , M, W, 11, S, , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Ohio, , Yes, None, , ,
33, 7, 7, Shirer, Howard, Son, , , M, W, 8, S, , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Ohio, , , None, , ,
34, 7, 7, Shirer, Ralph, Son, , , M, W, 6, S, , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Ohio, , , None, , ,
35, 7, 7, Shirer, Robert, Son, , , M, W, 2/12, S, , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Ohio, , , None, , ,9 
Census 1930  1930 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Perry Township, ED: 60-25, Series: T626, Roll: 1858, Page: 191A, April 7
Sheet 3A
44, 62, 64, Shirer, Wilmer J, Head, O, 6500, R, No, M, W, 49, M, 28, No, Yes, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , 59, , , , , Yes, Heater, Steel Mill, 1724, W, Yes, , No, ,
45, 62, 64, Shirer, Ina M, Wife, , , , No, F, W, 40, M, 18, No, Yes, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , 59, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,
46, 62, 64, Shirer, Rollin G, Son, , , , No, M, W, 21, S, , No, Yes, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Ohio, , 58, , , , , Yes, Heater, Steel Mill, 1724, W, Yes, , No, ,
47, 62, 64, Shirer, Howard E, Son, , , , No, M, W, 19, S, , No, Yes, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Ohio, , 58, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,
48, 62, 64, Shirer, Wilmer R, Son, , , , No, M, W, 17, S, , No, Yes, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , 59, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,
49, 62, 64, Shirer, Robert W, Son, , , , No, M, W, 11, S, , Yes, Yes, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , 59, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,
50, 62, 64, Shirer, Billy J, Son, , , , No, M, W, 8, S, , Yes, , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , 59, , , , , , None, , , , , , , ,
1930 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum Co., Perry Township., ED: 60-25, Series: T626, Roll: 1858, Page: 191B, April 7
Sheet 3B
51, 62, 64, Shirer, Betty J, Daughter, , , , No, F, W, 8, S, , Yes, , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , 59, , , , , , None, , , , , , , ,
52, 62, 64, Shirer, Thomas C, Son, , , , No, M, W, 5, S, , No, , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , 59, , , , , , None, , , , , , , ,
53, 62, 64, Shirer, Carl R, Son, , , , No, M, W, 2 8/12, S, , No, , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , 59, , , , , , None, , , , , , , ,10 
Draft Registration 27 April 1942  Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH, REGISTRATION CARD (Men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before

February 16, 1897)
Serial Number: U 1115
1. Name: Wilmer Joseph Shirer
2. Place of Residence:
Number and street:
Town, township,village or city: Sonora, Perry Twp
County: Musk.
State: Ohio
3. Mailing Address: Same
4. Telephone: Zanesville
5. Age in Years: 60
Date 0f Birth (Mo Day Yr): May 7 1882
6. Place of Birth (Town or county): Musk.
(State or country): Ohio
7. Name and address of person who will always know your address: H. E. Shirer Adamsville, Ohio
8. Employer's name and address: American Rolling Mill
9. Place of employment or business:
Number and street: Linden Ave.
Town, township,village or city: Zanesville
County: Musk.
State: Ohio

I affirm that I have verified above answers and that they are true:
Registrant's signature: Wilmer J. Shirer

(over)
REGISTRAR'S REPORT

Description of Registrant

Race: White
Height: 5' 9 1/2"
Weight: 190
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Complexion: Light
Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: None

I certify that my answers are true; that the person registered has read or
has had read to him his own answers; that I have witnessed his signature or mark and that all of his answers of which I have knowledge are true, except as follows: none tomy knowledge

Registrar for Local Board (Signature): Edna M. Doughty
Number: 3
City or county: Musk.
State: Ohio
Date of registration: April 27, 1942
The Stamp of the Local Board having jurisdiction of the registrant shall be placed in the above space:

Local Board No. 3
For Muskingum County
289-10 Citizens Bank Bldg
Zanesville, Ohio

Death Cert 1 December 1947  Perry Twp., Muskingum Co., OH, Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
Name : Wilmer Joseph Shirer
Titles :
Death date : 01 Dec 1947
Death place : Perry Twp, Muskingum, Ohio, United States
Birth date : 07 May 1880
Estimated birth year :
Birth place : Otsego, Ohio
Age at death : 67 years 6 months 24 days
Gender : Male
Marital status : Married
Race or color : Caucasian
Street address :
Occupation :
Residence :
Burial date :
Burial place :
Cemetery name :
Spouse name : Ina Shirer
Father name : Howard Shirer
Father titles :
Father birth place :
Mother name : Sarah Simmons
Mother titles :
Mother birth place :
GSU film number : 2246514
Digital GS number : 4071635
Image number : 02681
Certificate number : 794545
Death* 1 December 1947  Perry Twp., Muskingum Co., OH11,5 
Burial* 4 December 1947  Newcomerstown Cemetery, Newcomerstown, Tuscarawas Co., OH1,5 

Citations
  1. [S45] Ione B. Supplee, "The Shirer's of Adams Twp.".
  2. [S576] Unknown subject, WWI - Draft Registration.
  3. [S33] Dick Statham Personal Research, Dick Statham.
  4. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S260] Ohio Deaths 1908-1953.
  6. [S857] Unknown record type (unknown file date).
  7. [S1184] Unknown record type (unknown file date).
  8. [S858] Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958.
  9. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  10. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.
  11. [S187] Zanesville Newspapers.


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