Thomas Malcom Shaw

22 October 1894–24 October 1960 (Age 66)
Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Malcom

When Thomas Malcom Shaw was born on 22 October 1894, in Alabama, United States, his father, Thomas Calhoun Shaw Jr., was 40 and his mother, Martha Isabella Hathaway, was 33. He married Pearlie Mathilda Thomas on 17 November 1918, in Coosa, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 7 Rockford, Coosa, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 12 Jordan, Coosa, Alabama, United States for about 30 years. He died on 24 October 1960, in Sylacauga, Talladega, Alabama, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Holman Crossroads, Coosa, Alabama, United States.

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Thomas Malcom Shaw
Pearlie Mathilda Thomas
Marriage: 17 November 1918
Mattie Pearl Shaw
Lera Mae Shaw

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  • Marriage
    17 November 1918Coosa, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted
    Age 1
    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.”
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 18
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    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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    Sources (12)

    • Tommy Shaw, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Tommie Shaw in entry for Bill Paul Byrd and Dera Mae Shaw, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • Tommy Shaw, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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