Samuel Joseph Shavin

Male12 February 1911–15 February 1994

Brief Life History of Samuel Joseph

When Samuel Joseph Shavin was born on 12 February 1911, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, Rubin Shavin, was 34 and his mother, Kate Saposhnikoff, was 32. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1957 and lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1915 and Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 15 February 1994, in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District, Israel, at the age of 83.

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Samuel Joseph Shavin
1911–1994
Gilda Young Shavin
1927–2015

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  • Samuel Shavin in household of Kate Shavin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Samuel J Shavin, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Samuel Shavin, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 2

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Irish (Tyrone and Monaghan): shortened form of O'Slavin, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sléibhín ‘descendant of Sléibhín’, a name probably derived from a diminutive of sliabh ‘mountain’ (perhaps originally a short form of Donnshléibhe; see Dunleavy ).

Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Slave (from the Slavic word slava ‘glory, fame, praise’) + the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

English: from Middle English sclavin(e) ‘pilgrim's cloak or mantle’ (Old French esclavine), applied as a nickname perhaps for a pilgrim, or for someone who made or sold such garments.

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

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