William Alan Shaw

4 August 1827–10 July 1911 (Age 83)
Falmouth, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of William Alan

When William Alan Shaw was born on 4 August 1827, in Falmouth, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Thomas Shaw, was 28 and his mother, Rebecca Curry, was 30. He married Hannah Jane Melvin on 18 October 1858, in Falmouth, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1901 and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1911. He died on 10 July 1911, in Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 83, and was buried in Falmouth, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Alan Shaw
1827–1911
Hannah Jane Melvin
1842–1914
Marriage: 18 October 1858
William Edward Shaw
1860–1948
Lydia Shaw
1875–1900
Martha Jane Shaw
1861–1908
Mary Shaw
1862–1867
Walter Shaw
1863–1939
Burton Lemont Shaw
1867–1938
Merry Ella Shaw
1868–1907
Bertha Ann Shaw
1871–1948
Bessie Shaw
1873–1955
Minnie Francis Shaw
1878–1945
Lillian Belle Shaw
1882–1967
Whidden Clark Shaw
1885–1966

Spouse and Children

    Male1827–1911Male

    Hannah Jane Melvin

    Female1842–1914Female

MARRIAGE
18 October 1858
Falmouth, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

(12)

    Male1860–1948Male

    Martha Jane Shaw

    Female1861–1908Female

    Mary Shaw

    Female1862–1867Female

    Walter Shaw

    Male1863–1939Male

    Burton Lemont Shaw

    Male1867–1938Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (4)

1861

Age 34

In 1861, Hants County was divided for court sessional purposes into two districts named East Hants and West Hants.
1869

Age 42

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1871

Age 44

British Columbia joins the confederation.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Shaw, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Wm. in entry for George P Clarke, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Wm. in entry for George P. Clarke, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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