Myrtie Grace Wilhelm

Female19 May 1872–29 March 1944

Brief Life History of Myrtie Grace

When Myrtie Grace Wilhelm was born on 19 May 1872, in Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States, her father, Seth Chandler Wilhelm, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Cornwell, was 28. She married Robert Anderson Shaw on 26 September 1901, in Washington, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Marietta Ward 3, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Teaneck Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States for about 20 years. She died on 29 March 1944, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Fresh Pond Crematory and Columbarium, Middle Village, Queens, New York City, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Anderson Shaw
Myrtie Grace Wilhelm
Marriage: 26 September 1901
Elizabeth C Shaw
Marian Chandler Shaw

Sources (15)

  • Myrtie Shaw in household of Robert A Shaw, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Myrtie Grace Wilhelm, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Myrtie G. Wilhelm, "Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 September 1901Washington, Ohio, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 3

    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.


    Age 7

    Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.


    Age 23

    The Township of Teaneck was established on February 19, 1895, and was composed of portions of Englewood Township, Ridgefield Township and Bogota. Teaneck's choice to incorporate as a township was unusual in an era of "Boroughitis", in which a flood of new municipalities were being formed using the decentralized and locally controlled borough form of government. The other two municipalities formed in Bergen County in 1895 were both boroughs, in addition to the 26 boroughs that were formed in the county in 1894 alone.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Fritz, Hans, Heinz, Ewald, Gerhard, Helmut, Markus, Ralf, Rudie, Balzer.

    German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Willahalm, composed of the elements wil ‘will, desire’ + helm ‘helmet, protection’.

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

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