Loren Ransome Shaw (1888 - 1935)

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Loren Ransome Shaw
1888 - 1935
Loren Ransome Shaw was born in 1888. He died in 1935 at 47 years of age.
Updated: December 4, 2020
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Lori Russell commented on Dec 01, 2020
Same line I'm looking at
Shelley Cardiel commented on Dec 02, 2020
Photograph was not claimed by family so it was passed onto the Seattle Genealogical Society.
Kathy Pinna commented on Dec 03, 2020
Shelley - you are such a wonderful person. Not only do you rescue photos but when family doesn't claim them, you restore them to the family via the appropriate genealogical society. You provide a rare and valuable service! Thank you.
Shelley Cardiel commented on Dec 04, 2020
Thank you for your kind words.


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Loren Ransome Shaw died in 1935 at 47 years old. He was born in 1888. We have no information about Loren's family.

1888 - 1935 World Events

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In 1888, in the year that Loren Ransome Shaw was born, on August 7th, the body of a prostitute was found in the Whitechapel section of London. Martha Tabram had been stabbed 39 times - a possible but not confirmed victim of Jack the Ripper. On August 31st, the body of Mary Ann Nichols was found - stabbed and mutilated. On September 8th, the body of Annie Chapman was found - throat slit and disemboweled. On September 30th, Elizabeth Stride, also a prostitute in Whitechapel, was found dead from a slit throat. Within an hour, another body was discovered - Catherine Eddowes'. She was far more savagely murdered and it is thought that the Ripper had more time with her. Then, on November 9th, the body of prostitute Mary Jane Kelly was found in a boarding room in Whitechapel. Considered to be the probable fifth, and last, of Jack the Ripper's victims, Kelly's was the most savage of his murders.

In 1895, Loren was only 7 years old when on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1900, at the age of only 12 years old, Loren was alive when the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1926, he was 38 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1935, in the year of Loren Ransome Shaw's passing, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

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