Stephen Shaw

16 September 1842–before 18 June 1900 (Age 57)
Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Stephen

When Stephen Shaw was born on 16 September 1842, in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States, his father, Oren Spencer Shaw, was 48 and his mother, Julia Adams, was 39. He married Frances C. Newell on 5 March 1870, in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died before 18 June 1900, in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 57.

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Stephen Shaw
Frances C. Newell
Marriage: 5 March 1870
Bertha E. Shaw

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    Frances C. Newell


5 March 1870
Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States


    Bertha E. Shaw


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World Events (7)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 21

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a copse or thicket, Middle English s(c)hage, s(c)hawe (Old English sceaga), or a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word. The English surname was also established in Ireland in the 17th century.2 Scottish and Irish: adopted as an English form of any of various Gaelic surnames derived from the personal name Sitheach ‘wolf’.3 Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Stephen Shaw in household of Maretta Chatfield, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Stephen Shaw in household of Orrin S Shaw, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Stephen Shaw in household of Owen S Shaw, "New York State Census, 1865"

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