Phoebe Shaw

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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Phoebe Shaw
Thomas Churchill
Marriage: March 1842
Thomas William Churchill
Ralph Churchill
Anne Churchill
Ephraim Stanley Churchill
George W Churchill
Gilbert Frank Churchill

Spouse & Children

March 1842
Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada


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World Events (4)


Age 47


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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