Iris Shaw

about 1895–
Shelby, Alabama, United States

The Life of Iris

Iris Shaw was born about 1895, in Shelby, Alabama, United States. She married Clyde M Gardner on 4 March 1917. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Guntersville, Marshall, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Montevallo, Shelby, Alabama, United States in 1940.

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Clyde M Gardner
Iris Shaw
Marriage: 4 March 1917
Mary Nell Gardner
Clyde M Gardner Jr
Helen Gardner

Spouse and Children

4 March 1917


    Mary Nell Gardner


    Clyde M Gardner Jr


    Helen Gardner


World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 0

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 32

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Iris Gardner in household of Clyde Gardner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Iris Gardner in household of Clyde M Gardner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Iris Gardner in household of Clyde M Gardner, "United States Census, 1920"

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