Stephen Shaw

Male16 September 1842–before 18 June 1900

Brief Life History 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 lived in Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1870. He died before 18 June 1900, in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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

Sources (6)

  • Stephen Shaw in household of Julia Shaw, "United States Census, 1870"
  • International Genealogical index
  • Stephen Shaw in household of Maretta Chatfield, "New York State Census, 1875"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 March 1870Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (4)

    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

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): from Middle English s(c)hawe, s(c)haghe ‘small wood, grove, thicket’ (Old English sceaga). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a small wood, or habitational, for someone from any of the many places so named. Shaw and Shawe are most frequent in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where Shaw in Oldham (Lancashire) may be a principal source of the surname. The English and Lowland Scottish surname was also established in Ireland in the 17th century.

    Scottish: shortened form of various surnames from the Gaelic personal name Sitheach, derived from sithech ‘wolf’.

    Irish (Down and Antrim): adopted for Ó Síthigh ‘descendant of Sítheach’, a personal name based on sítheach ‘peaceful’. Compare Sheehy .

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

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