Myrtillo Shaw Sr.

1 August 1814–20 January 1896 (Age 81)
Victor, Victor, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Myrtillo

When Myrtillo Shaw Sr. was born on 1 August 1814, in Victor, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, John Shaw, was 24 and his mother, Polly Maria Fox, was 24. He married Harriet Orilla Austin on 17 September 1839, in Vermontville, Franklin, Franklin, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 20 January 1896, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Myrtillo Shaw Sr.
Harriet Orilla Austin
Marriage: 17 September 1839
Francis Shaw
Infant Shaw
Harriet Orrilla Shaw
Robert R. Shaw
Polly Mariah Shaw
John Shaw
James Henry Shaw
Pamelia Shaw
Jedediah Morgan Shaw
Myrtillo Shaw Jr
Wilbur Shaw
Welcome Austin Shaw
Crandal Shaw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1839Vermontville, Franklin, Franklin, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    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. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 6
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 22
    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Life of Polly Maria Fox Shaw

    Polly Maria Fox Shaw (1790-1873) Taken from Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Vol. IV, by International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1998 W …

    Sources (35)

    • Matillo Shaw, "United States Census, 1840"
    • My...Illa Shaw in entry for Harriet Shaw Stephens, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Myrtille Show, "United States Census, 1860"

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