Annetta Shaw

31 January 1871–
Charlotteville, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Annetta

When Annetta Shaw was born on 31 January 1871, in Charlotteville, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Shaw, was 46 and her mother, Maria Bezzo, was 38.

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Family Time Line

John Shaw
1824–
Maria Bezzo
1832–
Christina Shaw
1861–1941
Harry Shaw
1866–1928
Annetta Shaw
1871–
Rose Belle Shaw
1873–

Parents and Siblings

    John Shaw

    Male1824–Male

    Maria Bezzo

    Female1832–Female

siblings

(4)

    Christina Shaw

    Female1861–1941Female

    Harry Shaw

    Male1866–1928Male

    Female1871–Female

    Female1873–Female

World Events (3)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 12

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 15

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1982

Age 111

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Annetta Shaw, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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