Samuel Lee Shaw

10 March 1883–16 June 1937 (Age 54)
Kent, Texas, United States

The Life of Samuel Lee

When Samuel Lee Shaw was born on 10 March 1883, in Kent, Texas, United States, his father, Samuel Levi Shaw, was 40 and his mother, Parthena 'Jenny' Degraffenried, was 35. He married Jewel Lorinda Ensey on 5 June 1920, in Konawa, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Cuervo, Guadalupe, New Mexico, United States in 1910 and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died on 16 June 1937, in Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 54.

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Samuel Lee Shaw
Carrie Shaw
Ruthie Shaw
Samantha Shaw
Annie Shaw

Spouse and Children


    Carrie Shaw




    Ruthie Shaw


    Samantha Shaw


    Annie Shaw


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Levi Shaw


    Parthena 'Jenny' Degraffenried




    Susan A. Shaw


    Martha Shaw


    Joseph R. Shaw


    Katie Shaw


    William Jasper "Bud" Shaw


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 11

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 15

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel L Shaw, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Samuel L Shaw, "United States Census, 1930"
  • S L Shaw, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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