Rufus Edgar Shaw

14 January 1903–12 October 1955 (Age 52)
Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rufus Edgar

When Rufus Edgar Shaw was born on 14 January 1903, in Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, his father, Walter Edgar Shaw, was 30 and his mother, Ola Eleanor Wyrick, was 23. He married Thelma M Troxler on 22 June 1929, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Township 12, Alamance, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 12 October 1955, in High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States.

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Rufus Edgar Shaw
Thelma M Troxler
Marriage: 22 June 1929
Donald Rufus Shaw

Spouse and Children

22 June 1929
Guilford, North Carolina, United States


    Donald Rufus Shaw


Parents and Siblings





    Beulah Lanier Shaw


    Jessie S Shaw


    Carrie Mozelle Shaw


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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 3

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 14

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a copse or thicket, Middle English s(c)hage, s(c)hawe (Old English sceaga), or a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word. The English surname was also established in Ireland in the 17th century.2 Scottish and Irish: adopted as an English form of any of various Gaelic surnames derived from the personal name Sitheach ‘wolf’.3 Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Rufus E L Shaw, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rufus E Shaw, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rufus Shaw in household of Walter Shaw, "United States Census, 1920"

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