John Richard Daw

4 February 1885–2 October 1953 (Age 68)
Elvaston, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Richard

When John Richard Daw was born on 4 February 1885, in Elvaston, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas William Webster Daw, was 28 and his mother, Helen Kate Stevens, was 28. He had at least 3 daughters with Effie Josephine Atwood. He lived in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States for about 5 years and Wythe Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 2 October 1953, in Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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John Richard Daw
Effie Josephine Atwood
Helen Loretta Daw
Shirley Mae Daw
Josephine Daw

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    Helen Loretta Daw


    Shirley Mae Daw


    Josephine Daw


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from a pet form of David .2 English: nickname from the jackdaw, Middle English dawe, a bird noted for its sleek black color, raucous voice, and thievish nature, any of which characteristics could readily have given rise to a nickname.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin. It may be composed of the elements deagh- ‘good’ + ádh ‘luck’, ‘fate’; some such association seems to lie behind its Anglicization as Goodwin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John R Daw, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John R Daso in household of Thomas H Daso, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John R Daw, "United States Census, 1930"

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