Ralph Samuel Shaw

MaleJanuary 1833–27 May 1911

Brief Life History of Ralph Samuel

When Ralph Samuel Shaw was born in January 1833, in Lake George, Lake George, Warren, New York, United States, his father, David Shaw Sr., was 40 and his mother, Deborah Hammond, was 25. He married Sarah Elizabeth Pratt in 1871, in Caldwell, Warren, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Caldwell, Warren, New York, United States for about 60 years. He died on 27 May 1911, in Warren, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Caldwell Cemetery, Lake George, Warren, New York, United States.

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Ralph Samuel Shaw
Sarah Elizabeth Pratt
Marriage: 1871
Ralph Alden Shaw
Alden B. Shaw

Sources (12)

  • Ralph S Shaw in household of Ralph A Shaw, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ralph S. Shaw - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Ralph S. Shaw
  • Ralph B Shaw, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

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  • Marriage
    1871Caldwell, Warren, New York, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 13

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


    Age 30

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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