Isabella Shaw

20 February 1818–23 September 1907 (Age 89)
Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Isabella

When Isabella Shaw was born on 20 February 1818, in Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Shaw, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Farquhar, was 30. She married Adam McGill on 27 April 1839, in Newton Village, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She immigrated to United States in 1866 and lived in Brighton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and West Weber, Weber, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 23 September 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adam McGill
Isabella Shaw
Marriage: 27 April 1839
Elizabeth Shaw Mcgill
Thomas William McGill
Hugh McGill
Thomas Archibald McGill
Helen Adams McGill
Jessie McGill Shaw
Janet McGill
Isabella McGill
Thomas Archibald McGill

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 April 1839Newton Village, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 5
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    Age 25
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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 (20)

    • Isabell Farquer in entry for Jessie Magginetti, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Isabela McGill in household of Adam McGill, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Isabella Show in entry for Elizabeth McGill Adamson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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