Ralph Samuel Shaw

January 1833–27 May 1911 (Age 78)
Lake George, Lake George, Warren, New York, United States

The Life 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 30. He had at least 2 sons with Sarah Elizabeth Pratt. 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 Lake George, Lake George, Warren, New York, United States.

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Ralph Samuel Shaw
Sarah Elizabeth Pratt
Ralph Alden Shaw
Alden B. Shaw

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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

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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  • Ralph S Shaw in household of Ralph A Shaw, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Ralph S Shaw in household of Ralph A Shaw, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Ralph S Sha in household of Ralph Sha, "United States Census, 1900"

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