Arvin B. Shaw

1889–1953 (Age 64)
Corning, Adams, Iowa, United States

The Life of Arvin B.

When Arvin B. Shaw was born on 9 February 1889, in Corning, Adams, Iowa, United States, his father, Arvin Benjamin Shaw, was 31 and his mother, Winifred Dudley, was 29. He married Gertrude A Rosenthal on 24 August 1913, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940 and California, United States in 1953. He died on 29 January 1953, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 63.

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Arvin B. Shaw
Gertrude A Rosenthal
Marriage: 24 August 1913
Arvin B Shaw
Patricia A Shaw
Margaret J Shaw

Spouse & Children

  • Male1889–1953Male

  • Gertrude A Rosenthal


24 August 1913
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States


  • Arvin B Shaw


  • Patricia A Shaw


  • Margaret J Shaw


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 2

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Arvin B Show, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Arvin B Shaw, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arvin B Shaw Jr., "United States Census, 1930"

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