Owen Shaw

1906–1977 (Age 71)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Owen

When Owen Shaw was born in 1906, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Soloman King "Saul" Shaw, was 29 and his mother, Mary Clemens (Clemus) Monk, was 28. He had at least 2 sons with Lela Stewart. He lived in Beat 5, Scott, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 1, Scott, Mississippi, United States in 1930. He died on 7 March 1977, at the age of 71.

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Owen Shaw
1906–1977
Lela Stewart
1908–1984
Buford Leon Shaw
1924–1979
Richard Lee Shaw
1940–1971

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children

(2)

  • Male1924–1979Male

  • Richard Lee Shaw

    Male1940–1971Male

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 0

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.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 1

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 19

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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)

  • Owen Shaw, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Owen Shaw in household of Solomon Shaw, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oran Shaw in household of Sol R Shaw, "United States Census, 1910"

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