Robert R. Shaw

15 April 1845–7 December 1907 (Age 62)
La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Robert R.

When Robert R. Shaw was born on 15 April 1845, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Myrtillo Shaw Sr., was 30 and his mother, Harriet Orilla Austin, was 25. He married Ninnetta Cazier on 14 January 1864, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1850 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 40 years. He died on 7 December 1907, at the age of 62, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert R. Shaw
Jane Jenkins
Marriage: 8 July 1903
Josephine Shaw
Robert Washington Shaw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 July 1903Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 3
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): from Middle English s(c)hawe, s(c)haghe ‘small wood, grove, thicket’ (Old English sceaga). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a small wood, or habitational, for someone from any of the many places so named. Shaw and Shawe are most frequent in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where Shaw in Oldham (Lancashire) may be a principal source of the surname. The English and Lowland Scottish surname was also established in Ireland in the 17th century.Scottish: shortened form of various surnames from the Gaelic personal name Sitheach, derived from sithech ‘wolf’.Irish (Down and Antrim): adopted for Ó Síthigh ‘descendant of Sítheach’, a personal name based on sítheach ‘peaceful’. Compare Sheehy .

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

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    Sources (29)

    • Robt R Shaw in entry for Robert Washington Shaw, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Robert Shaw in household of Mychillo Shaw, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Robt R Shaw, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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