Shirley Temple

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Shirley Temple, top-selling U.S. actress in the 1930s.

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Shirley Jane Temple

Shirley Jane Temple was born 23 April 1928 to George Francis Temple (1888 - 1980) and his wife Gertrude Amelia Krieger (1893 - 1977). She had two brothers, Jack (b. 1915), and George Jr. (b. 1919). Her father was a businessman and a banker in Santa Monica, California.

Primary documents

  • California Birth Index, 1905-1995, hosted at Ancestry.com showing : "Shirley Temple, born 23 Apr 1928, Los Angeles County; mother's maiden name: Krieger"
  • 1930 Census of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California showing : "George T Temple, 40, married at age 24, b PA/PA/PA, Bank Manager; Gertrude A, 34, married at age 18, b IL/IL/MI; John S, 15, son, b CA; George J, 11, son, b CA; Shirley J, 1 11/12, daughter, b CA; Maude E Cregier, 51, mother-in-law, b MI/Canada English/Canada English"
  • New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 showing :"S.S. Monarch of Bermuda, Sailing from Hamilton Bermuda 23 Jul 1938; Arriving at New York 25 Jul 1938 — [among others] George Temple 50 born 1888 Fairview, PA, living at 227 N Rockingham Ave, W Los Angeles, CA; Gertrude Temple 42 born 1896 Chicago, IL, [same address]; Shirley Temple 9 born 1929 Santa Monica CA [same address]"

Secondary sources

George Francis Temple

George Francis Temple was born about 21 May 1888 in Fairview, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, the third child of Mr Temple and Cynthia. He married about 1914, in California, to Gertrude Krieger, a native of Illinois. By 1917/8 he was living in Pasadena, California where he was a bookkeeper for Southern California Edison. By 1930 he was a Bank Manager.

He and his wife had two children including the future-actress Shirley Temple.

George died Sep 1980, having been lately a resident of Redwood City, San Mateo County, California.

Primary documents for 2

  • 1910 Census of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California showing : "Cynthia Temple, head, 55, widow, mother of 4, 4 living, b PA/PA/PA, no occupation, owns home; Grace, daughter, 30, single b PA/PA/PA, stenographer, Electric Co; Herbert, son, 26, single, b PA/PA/PA, Clerk, Hardware; George, son, 22, single b PA/PA/PA, Clerk, Eddison Co; Francis, son, 16, single, b PA/PA/PA, no occupation"
  • World War I Draft Registration Cards showing : "George Francis Temple, age 28, of 1115 Fair Oaks, So. Pasadena, Calif; born at Fair View, Penn [no birthdate is stated]; Clerk and Book keeper for Southern California Edison Co of Los Angeles; Wife and child; Medium height, medium build, Brown eyes, dark brown hair, no disabilities;registered June 5 So. Pasadena"
  • 1920 Census of Venice, Los Angeles County, California showing : "George Francis Temple, 30, b PA/PA/PA; Gertrude 25 b IL/IL/MI; John S 4 11/12; George Francis Temple 11/12"
  • California Birth Index, 1905-1995, hosted at Ancestry.com showing : "Shirley Temple, born 23 Apr 1928, Los Angeles County; mother's maiden name: Krieger"
  • 1930 Census of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California showing : "George T Temple, 40, married at age 24, b PA/PA/PA, Bank Manager; Gertrude A, 34, married at age 18, b IL/IL/MI; John S, 15, son, b CA; George J, 11, son, b CA; Shirley J, 1 11/12, daughter, b CA; Maude E Cregier, 51, mother-in-law, b MI/Canada English/Canada English"
  • New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 showing :"S.S. Monarch of Bermuda, Sailing from Hamilton Bermuda 23 Jul 1938; Arriving at New York 25 Jul 1938 — [among others] George Temple 50 born 1888 Fairview, PA, living at 227 N Rockingham Ave, W Los Angeles, CA; Gertrude Temple 42 born 1896 Chicago, IL, [same address]; Shirley Temple 9 born 1929 Santa Monica CA [same address]"
  • Social Security Death Index showing : "George Temple, born 21 May 1888, died Sep 1980, SSN issued by California, last residence and last benefit both Redwood City, San Mateo County, California
  • Note: There is no entry that matches his in the California Death Index, so it would appear that he died outside of California, perhaps he was on a trip.

Gertrude Amelia Krieger

Primary documents for 3

  • Illinois Statewide Marriage Index at http://www.ilsos.gov showing : "Otto Krieger to Maude McGrath 15 Jun 1892 Cook County, Illinois"
  • "Marriages", notice of marriage license, Chicago Daily Tribune, Jun 15, 1892
  • World War I Draft Registration Cards showing : "Ralph Krieger, of Los Angeles; born 5 Dec 1896 Chicago, Illinois. Father born Chicago, IL. California State Prison, San Quentin. Nearest Relative: Maude Krieger of Los Angeles. Brown eyes, black hair. Registered in Jun 5, 1918 California"
  • California Birth Index, 1905-1995, hosted at Ancestry.com showing : "Shirley Temple, born 23 Apr 1928, Los Angeles County; mother's maiden name: Krieger"
  • 1930 Census of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California showing : "George T Temple, 40, married at age 24, b PA/PA/PA, Bank Manager; Gertrude A, 34, married at age 18, b IL/IL/MI; John S, 15, son, b CA; George J, 11, son, b CA; Shirley J, 1 11/12, daughter, b CA; Maude E Cregier, 51, mother-in-law, b MI/Canada English/Canada English"
  • New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 showing :"S.S. Monarch of Bermuda, Sailing from Hamilton Bermuda 23 Jul 1938; Arriving at New York 25 Jul 1938 — [among others] George Temple 50 born 1888 Fairview, PA, living at 227 N Rockingham Ave, W Los Angeles, CA; Gertrude Temple 42 born 1896 Chicago, IL, [same address]; Shirley Temple 9 born 1929 Santa Monica CA [same address]"
  • Social Security Death Index showing : "Gertrude Temple, born 15 Jul 1893, died Jan 1977, SSN issued by California; last residence Redwood City, San Mateo County, California."
  • "Shirley Temple's Mother Dies", Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California), 3 Jan 1977 : [snippets] "[byline] Palo Alto...died at a local hospital...her husband George was with her when she died...[she was] native of Chicago...64th wedding anniversary...husband and daughter both of Woodside...sons John S Temple of San Pedro and George F Temple Jr of Laguna Hills; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren....Mrs Black...now chief of protocol at the State Department...."

Secondary sources for 3

  • Family Data Collection showing : "Ralph Krieger, born 1895, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Parents: Otto Julius Krieger and Maude Elizabeth McGrath"

Francis Marion Temple

Francis Marion Temple was born Aug 4, 1850 in Pennsylvania. He married Cynthia Yeager by 1880 and by 1880 they are living in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

They lived in Fairview, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in 1888 when his son George Francis Temple was born there on 21 May 1888. Mr Temple died before 1900, in Pennsylvania as that year his wife appears as a widow with her four children.

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Mrs Cynthia Temple

Cynthia was born about 1855 in Pennsylvania. She married Mr Temple by 1880 in Pennslyvania and they had four children : Grace, Herbert, George and Francis.

Mr Temple died before 1900, in Pennsylvania where that year, Cynthia appears as a widow with her four children.

Primary documents for 5

  • 1910 Census of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California showing : "Cynthia Temple, head, 55, widow, mother of 4, 4 living, b PA/PA/PA, no occupation, owns home; Grace, daughter, 30, single b PA/PA/PA, stenographer, Electric Co; Herbert, son, 26, single, b PA/PA/PA, Clerk, Hardware; George, son, 22, single b PA/PA/PA, Clerk, Eddison Co; Francis, son, 16, single, b PA/PA/PA, no occupation"

Otto Julius Krieger

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Maude Elizabeth McGrath

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