Luke Shaw

27 February 1847–5 January 1919 (Age 71)
Heaton Norris, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Luke

When Luke Shaw was born on 27 February 1847, in Heaton Norris, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Shaw, was 41 and his mother, Ellen Collins, was 39. He married Nancy Westwood on 4 January 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 5 January 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luke Shaw
1847–1919
Nancy Westwood
1847–1910
Marriage: 4 January 1869
Luke Shaw
1869–1926
Joseph William Shaw
1871–1875
Lilly May Shaw
1873–1874
Thomas Nephi Shaw
1875–1942
John Samuel Shaw
1877–1940
Herbert Charles Shaw
1880–1891
Martha Ellen Shaw
1883–1961
Nancy Lizzie Shaw
1885–1887
James Taylor Shaw
1888–1951

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1848
    Age 1
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 19
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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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    Nancy Westwood (Shaw) history

    History written by one of Nancy Westwood Shaw's children. Nancy Westwood was born October 31, 1847 in Stockport, Lancashire, England to Thomas and Martha Lomax Westwood. Her father came to America i …

    Sources (47)

    • Luke Shaw in household of William Shaw, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Luke in entry for May E Or Nancy Shaw, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Luke Shay, "United States Census, 1900"

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