Robert Shaw

Brief Life History of Robert

Robert Shaw was born on 31 July 1882, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of David Shaw and Sarah Duncan. He married Euphemia Cassels on 30 September 1927, in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 6 August 1958, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Robert Shaw
1882–1958
Euphemia Cassels
1888–1975
Marriage: 30 September 1927
Catherine Cassels Shaw
1928–2005
John Shaw
1930–1931
Andrew Ferrier Cassels Shaw
1933–1972

Sources (4)

  • Robert Shaw in the 1891 Scotland Census
  • Robert Shaw, "Find A Grave Index"
  • UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-1920

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World Events (8)

1884

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

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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