Bertram James Shaw

Brief Life History of Bertram James

When Bertram James Shaw was born on 21 November 1900, in Vermillion, Sevier, Utah, United States, his father, Richard Hartley Shaw, was 32 and his mother, Ada Jane Ainsworth, was 33. He married Bessie Syme on 7 May 1922, in Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Green River, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States in 1940. He died on 24 June 1984, in Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Green River, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States.

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Bertram James Shaw
Bessie Syme
Marriage: 7 May 1922
James B. Shaw
Margaret Ann Shaw

Sources (9)

  • Bert Shaw in household of Ada Shaw, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertram James Shaw, "Wyoming, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • BERTRAM J. SHAW, "BillionGraves Index"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.

1922 · Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a United States National Monument protecting the Timpanogos Cave Historic District and a cave system on Mount Timpanogos. There are three caves in the cave system, one of which is specifically called Timpanogos Cave but the caves are only viewable on guided tours when the monument is open.

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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