Ellen Elizabeth Wright

9 April 1879–3 November 1964 (Age 85)
Parkman, Geauga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ellen Elizabeth

When Ellen Elizabeth Wright was born on 9 April 1879, in Parkman, Geauga, Ohio, United States, her father, Herbert Hornell Wright, was 31 and her mother, Frances E. Bosworth, was 29. She married Stanley Garfield Shaw on 27 June 1904, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Elyria, Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 3 November 1964, in Lorain, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Stanley Garfield Shaw
Ellen Elizabeth Wright
Marriage: 27 June 1904
Marguerite Francis Shaw
Ralph Hoyt Shaw
John F Shaw
Allen R Shaw

Spouse and Children

27 June 1904
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States


    Marguerite Francis Shaw


    Ralph Hoyt Shaw


    John F Shaw


    Allen R Shaw


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 23

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta ‘craftsman’ (a derivative of wyrcan ‘to work or make’). The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.2 Common New England Americanized form of French Le Droit, a nickname for an upright person, a man of probity, from Old French droit ‘right’, in which there has been confusion between the homophones right and wright.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellin E Wright in household of Hubert H Wright, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ellen E Shaw in household of Stanley G Shaw, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ellen E Shaw in household of Stanley G Shaw, "United States Census, 1930"

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