Genevieve Welch Shaw

1884–1963 (Age 78)
Corning, Adams, Iowa, United States

The Life of Genevieve Welch

When Genevieve Welch Shaw was born on 20 August 1884, in Corning, Adams, Iowa, United States, her father, Arvin Benjamin Shaw, was 26 and her mother, Winifred Dudley, was 25. She lived in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years and Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died in 1963, at the age of 79, and was buried in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Arvin Benjamin Shaw
Winifred Dudley
Ret C. Shaw
Winifred Anna Shaw
Genevieve Welch Shaw
Arvin B. Shaw
Myra Mary Shaw

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 7

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 22

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.

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 (3)

  • Genevie W Shaw in household of Aron B Shaw, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Genevieve Shaw in household of Aron Shaw, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Genevive Shaw in household of Arvin B Shaw, "United States Census, 1940"

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