Martha E. Shaw

17 February 1855–1955 (Age 99)
Putnam, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha E.

When Martha E. Shaw was born on 17 February 1855, in Putnam, West Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas W Shaw, was 21 and her mother, Caroline Orr, was 22. She married Caleb E. Boggess on 14 December 1879, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Grafton, Taylor, West Virginia, United States in 1935 and Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died in 1955, at the age of 100, and was buried in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Caleb E. Boggess
Martha E. Shaw
Marriage: 14 December 1879
Hattie E. Boggess
Aurora Boggess
Capitoila Anna Boggess
Maude Alden Boggess

Spouse and Children

14 December 1879
Harrison, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Mary Jane Shaw



    Clara L Shaw


World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 5

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Martha Boggess, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha E Boggss in household of John A Lilly, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha E Shaw in household of Thomas Shaw, "United States Census, 1860"

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