Henry Albert Shaw Sr.

6 March 1832–26 January 1884 (Age 51)
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry Albert

When Henry Albert Shaw Sr. was born on 6 March 1832, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Shaw, was 35 and his mother, Anne Williams, was 36. He married Elizabeth Holbrook on 26 March 1864, in Avon, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Shrewsbury St Mary, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 26 January 1884, in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Paradise Cemetery, Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Albert Shaw Sr.
Elizabeth Holbrook
Marriage: 26 March 1864
Harry Albert Shaw Jr.
Mary Ann Shaw
Samuel J Shaw
Charles John Holbrook Shaw
Thomas Brigham Shaw
David James Shaw
John Holbrook Shaw
Elizabeth Shaw
Joseph Holbrook Shaw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 March 1864Avon, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    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 11
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 14
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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 Sketch of Henry Albert Shaw, Elizabeth Holbrook Shaw, And Emma Rogers Shaw

    from the Hatch book by Marjorie Eddy and Kathleen Savage Judd. Taken from “Sketch of the Life of Ann Rebecca Shaw Welch” by Myrtle Welch Hatch, an autobiography by Henry A. Shaw (with subtitles added …

    Sources (37)

    • Henry Albert Shaw in entry for Harry Albert Shaw, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Henry Shaw, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Henry Shaw in entry for W H Shaw and Alice C Rust, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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