Alva Benoni Shaw

21 August 1896–1 December 1963 (Age 67)
Lee Center, Lee, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Alva Benoni

When Alva Benoni Shaw was born on 21 August 1896, in Lee Center, Lee, Illinois, United States, his father, Egbert Dewolf Shaw, was 55 and his mother, Magdelena Auchstetter, was 32. He lived in Lee Center Township, Lee, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 1 December 1963, in Lee, Lee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Egbert Dewolf Shaw
1841–1898
Magdelena Auchstetter
1864–1911
James Monroe Shaw
1889–
Sherman Manley Shaw
1892–1954
Alva Benoni Shaw
1896–1963
Bess G. Shaw
1899–1944

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 2
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America
Age 14
When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 20
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 (5)

  • Alvie B Shaw in household of Lena Shaw, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Benonie Shaw in household of Lena Shaw, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alva B Shaw, "United States Census, 1930"

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