Francis Shaw

1 July 1841–21 January 1922 (Age 80)
Bennington, Wyoming, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Francis

When Francis Shaw was born on 1 July 1841, in Bennington, Wyoming, New York, United States, his father, Myrtillo Shaw Sr., was 26 and his mother, Harriet Orilla Austin, was 21. He married Ophelia Farley on 22 February 1876, in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 21 January 1922, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Francis Shaw
Ophelia Farley
Marriage: 22 February 1876
Francis Shaw
Viola Shaw
Olive Ophelia Shaw
Ella Shaw
Edith Shaw
Welcome Darwin Shaw
Orland Winfred Shaw
Vida Fidelia Shaw
Elsie Verona Shaw
Chester Shaw
Orrilla Madeline Shaw
Dorothy Elvira Shaw
Vera Luella Shaw
Zola Margaret Shaw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1876North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 22
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    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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    Sources (40)

    • Francis Shaw, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Francis Shaw in entry for Francis Shaw and Mary C Brooks, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • Francis, Sr. Shaw in entry for Ophelia Farley Shaw, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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