Eva Naomi Shaw

5 April 1891–18 April 1922 (Age 31)
Bertig, Greene, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Eva Naomi

When Eva Naomi Shaw was born on 5 April 1891, in Bertig, Greene, Arkansas, United States, her father, Norton Howell Shaw, was 35 and her mother, Hannah Elizabeth Libbie Devoll, was 29. She married James Earnest Wonch on 9 July 1908, in Stevens, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Friendship Township, Greene, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Echo, Stevens, Washington, United States in 1910. She died on 18 April 1922, in Deer Park, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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James Earnest Wonch
Eva Naomi Shaw
Marriage: 9 July 1908
William Winifred Wonch
James Vernon Wonch
John Wesley Wonch
Mary Estella Wonch

Spouse and Children

9 July 1908
Stevens, Washington, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Norton Howell Shaw


    Hannah Elizabeth Libbie Devoll




    Ora Catherine Shaw


    Lucinda Blanche Shaw




    Hebert Hanson Shaw


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Historical Boundaries - 1894: Greene, Arkansas, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 9

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Eva N Show in household of Norton Show, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Eva Wonch in household of Ernst Wonch, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eva N Wonch in household of James E Wonch, "United States Census, 1920"

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