Elizabeth Rideout

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Rideout was born on 4 June 1837, in Brighton, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, Charles Rideout, was 26 and her mother, Mary Boyer, was 23. She married Elijah L. Shaw in 1856, in Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada in 1871. She died on 18 November 1871, at the age of 34.

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Elijah L. Shaw
Elizabeth Rideout
Marriage: 1856
Ida A. Shaw
George P Shaw
Maud May Shaw

Sources (5)

  • Elizabeth A Shaw in household of Eligah L Shaw, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • "Hayward Collection"
  • 1861 New Brunswick Census Records, Carleton County

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World Events (2)

1867 · British North America Act

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.


British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

English (Dorset): occupational name from Middle English rid out ‘ride out’, perhaps used of an outrider (Middle English outridere), an officer of a sheriff's court or of a monastery whose duties included riding out to collect dues and supervise manors. The similar Middle English phrase rid awei ‘ride away’ is also attested as a medieval surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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