Jesalyn Gertrude Shaw

19 November 1898–2 November 1974 (Age 76)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of Jesalyn Gertrude

When Jesalyn Gertrude Shaw was born on 19 November 1898, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, her father, Charles Frank Shaw, was 38 and her mother, Florence Gertrude Fitzsimmons, was 28. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with George Leroy Richards. She lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States for about 10 years and Eden Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1935. She died on 2 November 1974, in San Leandro, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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George Leroy Richards
Jesalyn Gertrude Shaw
Florence Richards
Forrest Leroy Richards

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 8

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 20

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a copse or thicket, Middle English s(c)hage, s(c)hawe (Old English sceaga), or a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word. The English surname was also established in Ireland in the 17th century.2 Scottish and Irish: adopted as an English form of any of various Gaelic surnames derived from the personal name Sitheach ‘wolf’.3 Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jessie Shaw in household of Charles F Shaw, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jesalyn G Richards in household of George A Richards, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jessie G Shaw in household of Frank Shaw, "United States Census, 1900"

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