Edwin Kershaw

28 October 1889–9 December 1955 (Age 66)
Clayton, Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edwin

When Edwin Kershaw was born on 28 October 1889, in Clayton, Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George William Kershaw, was 34 and his mother, Jemima Smith, was 32. He married Margaret Dolan on 18 October 1915, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Tolland, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1936. In 1920, at the age of 31, his occupation is listed as . He died on 9 December 1955, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Linwood, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Kershaw
Margaret Dolan
Marriage: 18 October 1915
Russell E. Kershaw
Arthur William Kershaw

Spouse and Children

18 October 1915
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George William Kershaw


    Jemima Smith




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 9

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 18

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Kirkshaw in the parish of Rochdale, Lancashire, so named from northern Middle English kirk ‘church’ + shaw ‘grove’. There are two minor places in West Yorkshire called Kershaw, which may be of the same origin and may also lie behind the surname, but on the other hand they may themselves derive from the surname. In some cases the name may be topographic for someone who lived near the ‘church grove’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Edwin Kershaw, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edwin Kershaw, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edwin Kershaw, "United States Census, 1920"

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