Joseph Shaw Jr.

24 November 1843–4 December 1888 (Age 45)
Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Shaw Jr. was born on 24 November 1843, in Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Shaw, was 28 and his mother, Mary Birch, was 31. He married Ann Hancock after 1872, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Elton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 4 December 1888, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Shaw Jr.
Ann Hancock
Marriage: after 1872
Florence Mabel Shaw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    after 1872Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire
    Age 7
    When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 16
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

    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 (18)

    • Joseph Shaw in household of Joseph Shaw, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Joseph Shaw, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Joseph Shaw in household of Joseph Shaw, "United States Census, 1860"

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