Ida Heath Shaw

9 March 1884–April 1971 (Age 87)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of Ida Heath

When Ida Heath Shaw was born on 9 March 1884, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, William Oaks Shaw, was 44 and her mother, Harriet Ida Hoyt, was 39. She died in April 1971, in Rutherford, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 87.

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William Oaks Shaw
Harriet Ida Hoyt
Emma Margueritte Shaw
Saidee Starr Shaw
Ida Heath Shaw

Parents and Siblings

    William Oaks Shaw


    Harriet Ida Hoyt




World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 10

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 23

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Ida H Shaw in household of William H Shaw, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ida H Shaw in household of William Shaw, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Ida Heath Shaw, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"

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