May M. Shield


Brief Life History of May M.

May M. Shield was born in 1875, in Shell Lake, Washburn, Wisconsin, United States. She married Albert Marr Sabean on 28 March 1910, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Albert Marr Sabean
May M. Shield
Marriage: 28 March 1910

Sources (2)

  • Mae Shields Sabin in entry for Albert Sabin, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"
  • Mae Shields Sabin in entry for Albert Sabin, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"

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  • Marriage
    28 March 1910Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States
  • World Events (3)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 0

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

    Age 0

    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

    1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

    Age 8

    A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English s(c)held ‘hut’ (Old English sceld ‘shield’ in the sense ‘protection, shelter’), synonymous with the word in Shell 2, but found across England.

    English: habitational name from one or more places called from Old English sceldu ‘shallow (water)’, perhaps including Shell Farm in Soham (Cambridgeshire).

    English: nickname perhaps for an armorer, from Middle English sheld(e), shield(e) ‘shield’ (Old English scild, sceld).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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