C B Shaw (1920 - 1940)

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C B Shaw
1920 - 1940
c. 1920
May 22, 1940
C B Shaw was born c. 1920, and died at age 19 years old on May 22, 1940. C Shaw was buried at Esquelmes War Cemetery Vi. A. 19. in Belgium. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember C B Shaw.
Updated: September 30, 2013

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Service number: 3314535 Rank: Lance Corporal Regiment: Black Watch (royal Highlanders) Unit/ship/squadron: 6th Bn.
May 22, 1940
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Esquelmes War Cemetery Vi. A. 19. in Belgium
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C Shaw passed away at age 19 years old on May 22, 1940, and was buried at Esquelmes War Cemetery Vi. A. 19. in Belgium. C B Shaw was born c. 1920.

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C B Shaw lived 51 years shorter than the average Shaw family member when they died at the age of 20.
The average age of a Shaw family member is 71.

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In 1920, in the year that C B Shaw was born, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1930, when this person was merely 10 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1935, when this person was only 15 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1940, in the year of C B Shaw's passing, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

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