Ellen Josephine Shaw


Brief Life History of Ellen Josephine

When Ellen Josephine Shaw was born in 1859, in Moultrie, Illinois, United States, her father, Isaac Shaw, was 33 and her mother, Mary Jane Tanner, was 33. She married Marcus E. Bragg on 13 November 1880, in Sullivan, Moultrie, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Sullivan Township, Moultrie, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Sullivan, Moultrie, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1934, in Moultrie, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in French Cemetery, Allenville, Moultrie, Illinois, United States.

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Marcus E. Bragg
Ellen Josephine Shaw
Marriage: 13 November 1880
Garnetta Bragg
Maude M Bragg
Ernest Jay Bragg

Sources (20)

  • Ellen J Shaw in household of Isaac Shaw, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ellen Josephine Bragg, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Ellen J. Shaw, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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  • Marriage
    13 November 1880Sullivan, Moultrie, Illinois, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries: 1873: Moultrie, Illinois, United States

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 22

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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