Advertisement
Advertisement

James E Shaw (1915 - 1999)

A photo of James E Shaw
Add photo
James E Shaw
1915 - 1999
Born
December 21, 1915
Death
June 14, 1999
Last Known Residence
Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15317
Summary
James E Shaw was born on December 21, 1915. He died on June 14, 1999 at age 83. We know that James E Shaw had been residing in Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15317.
Updated: October 6, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of James E Shaw. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of James's life.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that James is always remembered.
Update biography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell James' life so that he is always remembered.

Biography
James E Shaw
Most commonly known as
James E Shaw
Full name
Did James go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15317
Last known residence
Male
Gender
James Shaw was born on
Birth
James Shaw died on
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for James.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of James E Shaw?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is James' ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was James born and where did he live?
Childhood

Education

Did James finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did James attend?

Religion

Was James a religious man?

Baptism

Was James baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what James did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of James' life. Experiences, organizations, & how he spent his time.

Military Service

Did James serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different James Shaw?
View other bios of people named James Shaw
Advertisement
Advertisement
James' immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Shaw family tree.

James's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
James E Shaw James E Shaw
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add James' family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about James.

Cancel

Share James' obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

James E Shaw passed away on June 14, 1999 at age 83. He was born on December 21, 1915. There is no information about James' family or relationships. We know that James E Shaw had been residing in Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15317.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during James' lifetime.

In 1915, in the year that James E Shaw was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1924, at the age of merely 9 years old, James was alive when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1931, by the time he was 16 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1967, James was 52 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1970, at the age of 55 years old, James was alive when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

Other James Shaws

Other Shaws

Other Biographies

Back to Top