Phoebe Shaw

1822–
Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Phoebe

When Phoebe Shaw was born on 10 September 1822, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Moses Shaw, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Cann, was 25. She married Thomas Churchill in March 1842, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Long Island, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871 and Freeport, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1881.

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Family Time Line

Phoebe Shaw
1822–
Thomas Churchill
1819–
Marriage: March 1842
Thomas William Churchill
1843–1906
Ralph Churchill
1848–
Anne Churchill
1846–1902
Ephraim Stanley Churchill
1848–1911
George W Churchill
1852–1911
Gilbert Frank Churchill
1857–1927

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
March 1842
Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (4)

1869

Age 47

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1871

Age 49

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 87

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

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)

  • Phebe Churchill in household of Thomas Churchill, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Phoebe in entry for Gilbert F. Churchill, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Phoebe in entry for Ephraim Churchill, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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