Helen Magdalen Shaw

31 January 1887–8 September 1966 (Age 79)
Dale Township, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Helen Magdalen

When Helen Magdalen Shaw was born on 31 January 1887, in Dale Township, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States, her father, Henry Frederich Shaw, was 26 and her mother, Mary Arbes, was 16. She married James Walter Tierney on 28 November 1905, in Currie, Murray, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Amboy Township, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Jeffers, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States in 1930. She died on 8 September 1966, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery, Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Walter Tierney
Helen Magdalen Shaw
Marriage: 28 November 1905
Lawrence James Tierney
Clarence Henry Tierney

Spouse and Children

28 November 1905
Currie, Murray, Minnesota, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 6

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 21

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Hellen Shaw in household of Henry Shaw, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Helen Tierney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen M Tierney, "United States Census, 1920"

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