Vada E Cherry

30 December 1905–9 March 1954 (Age 48)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Vada E

When Vada E Cherry was born on 30 December 1905, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Harrison Thomas (Tom) Cherry, was 29 and her mother, Vallie Bell Cowan, was 22. She married William Odell Shaw on 16 December 1925, in Macon, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Magisterial District 1, Barren, Kentucky, United States in 1940 and Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom in 2010. She died on 9 March 1954, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky, United States.

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Odell E Shaw
Vada E Cherry
Marriage: 16 December 1925
Dena Shaw
Cherry Shaw
Doris A Shaw
Doris Irene Shaw

Spouse and Children

16 December 1925


    Dena Shaw


    Doris A Shaw


    Doris Irene Shaw


    Cherry Shaw


Parents and Siblings

    Harrison Thomas (Tom) Cherry





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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 7

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 14

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English chirie, cherye ‘cherry’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of cherries, or possibly a nickname for someone with rosy cheeks.2 Probably in some cases a translation name of German Kirsch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vada E Shaw in household of Odell E Shaw, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vada E Shaw in household of Odel Shaw, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vada E Cherry in household of Harrison T Cherry, "United States Census, 1920"

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