William Andrew Shaw

13 May 1879–24 February 1964 (Age 84)
Davidson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Andrew

When William Andrew Shaw was born on 13 May 1879, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Obediah R Shaw, was 42 and his mother, Melinda Crotts, was 34. He married Florence Mae Hege on 25 July 1909, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Conrad Hill Township, Davidson, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Lexington Township, Davidson, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 24 February 1964, in Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States.

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William Andrew Shaw
Florence Mae Hege
Marriage: 25 July 1909
Dewey Ralph Shaw
Bythia Catherine Shaw
Obediah Shaw

Spouse and Children

25 July 1909
Davidson, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Obediah R Shaw


    Melinda Crotts




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 18

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 23

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • W Andrew Shaw, "United States Census, 1940"
  • W A Shaw, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William A Shaw, "United States Census, 1910"

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