Helen Ann Shaw

12 August 1834–5 May 1900 (Age 65)
Aberdeen, Cape Province, South Africa

The Life Summary of Helen Ann

When Helen Ann Shaw was born on 12 August 1834, in Aberdeen, Cape Province, South Africa, her father, John Shaw, was 42 and her mother, Jane Norrie, was 40. She married James Dickson about 1856, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 5 May 1900, in Mountain View, Cardston, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 65, and was buried in Caldwell - Moir Cemetery, Caldwell, Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Charles John Moir
Helen Ann Shaw
Marriage: 16 December 1864
Jemima Jane Dickson
Charles John Moir
John Shaw Moir
Alexander William Moir
Clarence Shaw Moir
James Lester Moir
Maud Moir

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 December 1864Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 9
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 18
    Sand River Convention. Britain recognizes Transvaal as the independent Afrikaner South African Republic.

    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 (10)

    • Annie L Moir in household of Charles Moir, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Annie Shaw in entry for John S. Moir and Annie E. Mcreynolds, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Annie Shaw in entry for Charles John Moir, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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