Ellen Shaw

23 March 1851–15 September 1884 (Age 33)
Heaton Norris, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Shaw was born on 23 March 1851, in Heaton Norris, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Shaw, was 45 and her mother, Ellen Collins, was 43. She married Ambrose Greenwell on 14 May 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1868 and lived in River Valley, Riverdale, Weber, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 15 September 1884, in West Weber, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ambrose Greenwell
Ellen Shaw
Marriage: 14 May 1869
Thomas Greenwell
Joseph Greenwell
James Greenwell
George William Greenwell
Walter Greenwell
Infant Greenwell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 May 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +1 More Child

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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 3
    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.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 8
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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 (14)

    • Ellen Greenwell in household of Ambroze Greenwell, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ellen Shaw in entry for George W. Greenwell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Ellen Greenwald in household of Ambrose Greenwald, "United States Census, 1880"

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