Walter Wilhelm Shaw Jr.

15 July 1929–2 June 1999 (Age 69)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Walter Wilhelm

When Walter Wilhelm Shaw Jr. was born on 15 July 1929, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Walter Wilhelm Shaw Sr., was 25 and his mother, May Christine Wegan, was 21. He lived in Ridgeland, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States in 1930. He died on 2 June 1999, in Hastings, Dakota, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery, Wheeler, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States.

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Walter Wilhelm Shaw Sr.
May Christine Wegan
unknown Shaw
Walter Wilhelm Shaw Jr.
Janice Caren Shaw

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    Walter Wilhelm Shaw Sr.





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    Janice Caren Shaw


World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 2

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 19

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Walter W Shaw in household of Christ H Meyers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter W Shaw, „United States Social Security Death Index“
  • Walter Wilhelm Shaw, „Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002“

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