Charles S Shaw (1909 - 1995)

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Charles S Shaw
1909 - 1995
updated February 06, 2019
Charles S Shaw was born on May 3, 1909. He died on January 15, 1995 at age 85. We know that Charles S Shaw had been residing in Leland, Washington County, Mississippi 38756.


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Charles S Shaw died on January 15, 1995 at 85 years old. He was born on May 3, 1909. There is no information about Charles's family or relationships. We know that Charles S Shaw had been residing in Leland, Washington County, Mississippi 38756.
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In 1909, in the year that Charles S Shaw was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1915, he was merely 6 years old when The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1936, by the time he was 27 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1972, when he was 63 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1995, in the year of Charles S Shaw's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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Other Charles Shaws

Charles William Shaw
around 1894 - Nov 13, 1916
Charles Walter Francis Shaw
Died: May 31, 1916
Charles Thomas Shaw
around 1922 - Apr 5, 1942
Charles Steven Shaw
around 1917 - Jul 8, 1944
Charles Sidney Shaw
around 1890 - Nov 3, 1916
Charles Sidney Shaw
around 1881 - Jan 27, 1920
Charles Salisbury Shaw
around 1896 - Sep 30, 1918
Charles Richard Shaw
around 1914 - Apr 16, 1941
Charles Richard Shaw
around 1889 - Apr 11, 1918
Charles Peter Shaw
around 1921 - Aug 27, 1942
Charles Percival Shaw
around 1896 - Sep 20, 1917
Charles P. Shaw
Died: Sep 20, 1917
Charles Leonard Shaw
around 1925 - Jun 11, 1944
Charles James Percy Shaw
around 1917 - Dec 28, 1944
Charles James Shaw
around 1883 - Sep 7, 1918
Charles Hugh Shaw
1917 - May 10, 1944
Charles Herbert Allan Shaw
around 1911 - Nov 30, 1947
Charles Herbert Shaw
around 1866 - Oct 2, 1916
Charles Henry Shaw
around 1917 - Jul 22, 1944

Other Shaws

James Edward Shaw
Dec 5, 1947 - Sep 21, 2010
Bonnie J Shaw
Sep 20, 1947 - Jul 22, 1993
Atlanta, GA
Donivan Shaw
Jan 9, 1911 - Dec 6, 2001
New Orleans, LA
Betty J Shaw
Mar 14, 1940 - Feb 11, 2003
Jackson, MS
Lillie M Shaw
May 18, 1919 - Jun 10, 1998
Tunica, MS
G Shaw
May 26, 1888 - April 1978
Smithdale, Mississippi
Eugenia Shaw
Nov 11, 1890 - October 1983
Oxford, Mississippi
Magnolia Shaw
Jul 13, 1899 - Apr 14, 1990
Oxford, MS
Theda Shaw
Oct 24, 1900 - October 1983
Mundelein, Illinois
Ernest Shaw
Jan 20, 1942 - December 1986
Memphis, Tennessee
John T Shaw
May 21, 1947 - Jun 1, 1999
Holcomb, MS
Sue J Shaw
Jan 18, 1948 - Jun 1, 2007
Crystal Springs, MS
W K Shaw
Aug 12, 1954 - May 1989
John W Shaw
Jan 9, 1913 - Sep 16, 1974
Ruby E Shaw
Sep 9, 1916 - Nov 5, 1993
North Little Rock, AR
Thomas H Shaw
Dec 29, 1913 - Jul 10, 2002
Little Rock, AR
Elizabeth Shaw
Jan 6, 1914 - May 1970
Thomas H Shaw
Nov 8, 1918 - Nov 12, 1999
Boca Raton, FL
Ordia Shaw
Apr 27, 1902 - July 1969
Camden, Arkansas
Elizabeth Shaw
Apr 19, 1902 - Jul 15, 1969
Judsonia, AR

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Josephine Reeves
May 17, 1898 - September 1974
Jenkinsburg, Georgia
Watts Thornton
Oct 4, 1910 - February 1983
Jackson, Mississippi
Sam Allen
Sep 21, 1914 - September 1980
Tupelo, Mississippi
George Everett
Jan 23, 1913 - April 1984
Greenwood, Mississippi
Edgar Fortenberry
Sep 13, 1910 - April 1976
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Ernest Sherrill
Mar 3, 1908 - January 1987
Nampa, Idaho
Thomas Persons
Jan 26, 1906 - May 1980
Jackson, Mississippi
William T Gurley
Nov 18, 1901 - Dec 15, 1987
Tupelo, MS
Placid Nicaise
Oct 5, 1892 - August 1964
Wiggins, Mississippi
Kermit O Smith
Jun 19, 1909 - Apr 26, 1983
Roberta Hollis
Aug 29, 1905 - January 1984
Jackson, Mississippi
Lewis H Stowers
May 13, 1908 - Apr 7, 1996
Jackson, MS
Horace Gladney
Oct 15, 1894 - June 1975
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Lewis J Pate
Dec 12, 1901 - October 1988
Ridgeland, MS
Coleman Tant
Feb 4, 1914 - July 1978
Henry Bradshaw
Dec 22, 1899 - January 1982
Pelahatchie, Mississippi
Laura R Moore
Sep 3, 1905 - Mar 13, 1992
Biloxi, MS
John M Leonard
Aug 4, 1898 - Feb 10, 1972
Leonard Atkinson
Sep 8, 1896 - August 1982
Philadelphia, Mississippi
Annie G Hutto
Dec 10, 1913 - Jun 19, 2003
Arlington, TN
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