Violet Harriet Shaw

1909–1995 (Age 85)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Life of Violet Harriet

When Violet Harriet Shaw was born on 30 July 1909, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, her father, Alfred Lennox Shaw, was 24 and her mother, Ellen Frances Ester Ansell, was 20. She married James Brown on 8 November 1926, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She died on 7 February 1995, in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 85.

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Violet Harriet Shaw
James Brown
Marriage: 8 November 1926

Spouse & Children

8 November 1926
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Parents & Siblings



  • Mary R Shaw


  • Female1909–1995Female

  • Dorothy M Shaw


World Events (1)


Age 73

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Violet Harriet Shaw, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932"
  • Violet H Shaw in household of Alfred L Shaw, "Canada Census, 1911"

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