Myrtle Shaw (1889 - 1929)

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Melbourne East, Australia

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Albert A. Shaw

Albert A. Shaw

Henry M Shaw

Henry M Shaw

Wayne Granville Shaw

Wayne Granville Shaw

Peter P Shaw and wife Angela Lansbury

Peter P Shaw and wife Angela Lansbury

Peter and Angela (Lansbury) Shaw

Peter and Angela (Lansbury) Shaw

Peter P Shaw wedding

Peter P Shaw wedding

Peter P Shaw and Joan Crawford

Peter P Shaw and Joan Crawford

Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury

Angela (Lansbury) and Peter Shaw

Angela (Lansbury) and Peter Shaw

Angela Lansbury and Peter Shaw

Angela Lansbury and Peter Shaw

Peter Shaw and Angela Lansbury

Peter Shaw and Angela Lansbury

Peter P Shaw and Angela Lansbury

Peter P Shaw and Angela Lansbury

Peter P Shaw

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Clara Helen (Shaw) Whitfield Albert A. Shaw Henry M Shaw Wayne Granville Shaw

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1889 - In the year that Myrtle Shaw was born, on May 31st, the South Fork Dam collapsed. Located in western Pennsylvania, the dam failed - sending more than 20 million tons of water into the towns below it. The flood killed more than 2,200 people in and around Johnstown. The newly formed Red Cross responded to the disaster.

1912 - Myrtle was 23 years old when Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

1913 - Myrtle was 24 years old when ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

1923 - When she was 34 years old, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

1929 - In the year of Myrtle Shaw's passing, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

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Myrtle Shaw died in 1929 in Melbourne East, Australia at age 40. There is no known cause of death. She was born in 1889. We have no information about Myrtle's family.

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