William Shaw

1877–
Pickens, Alabama, United States

The Life of William

When William Shaw was born in 1877, in Pickens, Alabama, United States, his father, James Shaw, was 37 and his mother, Susan Herring, was 27.

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Family Time Line

James Shaw
1840–
Susan Herring
1850–
Marie Ann Shaw
1866–1922
Fannie Shaw
1868–
Lou Shaw
1870–
Allie Shaw
1872–
Martha Henrietta Shaw
1875–
William Shaw
1877–
Jessie Ann Shaw
1880–1974

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World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 18

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

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 (1)

  • William Shaw in household of James Shaw, "United States Census, 1880"

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