William Shaw (1903 - 1997)

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William Shaw
1903 - 1997
updated February 06, 2019
William Shaw was born on May 29, 1903. He died on August 6, 1997 at 94 years of age. We know that William Shaw had been residing in Plano, Collin County, Texas 75075.


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William Shaw died on August 6, 1997 at 94 years of age. He was born on May 29, 1903. We have no information about William's immediate family. We know that William Shaw had been residing in Plano, Collin County, Texas 75075.
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In 1903, in the year that William Shaw was born, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1914, when he was just 11 years old, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1930, when he was 27 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 1969, by the time he was 66 years old, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1997, in the year of William Shaw's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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around 1896 - Apr 11, 1918
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around 1881 - Feb 13, 1918
William Vaughan Shaw
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William Thomson Shaw
around 1877 - May 2, 1915
William Thomas Patrick Shaw
around 1922 - Sep 24, 1944
William Thomas Shaw
1914 - Jan 8, 1944
Skipton, Australia
William Thomas Shaw
around 1919 - Apr 27, 1943
Pennsylvania, United States
William Thomas Shaw
around 1882 - Aug 18, 1916
William Tempest Shaw
around 1882 - Apr 22, 1917
William Stephen Shaw
Died: Jun 14, 1944
William Stanley Shaw
around 1908 - May 28, 1944
William Russel Shaw
around 1922 - Feb 17, 1942
William Ross Shaw
around 1892 - Sep 27, 1918
William Robert Shaw
around 1890 - Sep 3, 1916

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Eileen Shaw
Dec 20, 1903 - February 1968
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
James Shaw
Mar 15, 1897 - March 1964
Charles F Shaw
May 17, 1921 - Aug 3, 2002
Sylvester Shaw
Mar 12, 1887 - August 1965
Thomas E Shaw
Jun 22, 1908 - Oct 15, 1995
Chicago, IL
Robert F Shaw
Oct 8, 1918 - May 2, 2001
Joliet, IL
Chester Shaw
Dec 19, 1918 - September 1980
Fred Shaw
Feb 28, 1918 - Mar 2, 1991
Elmer Shaw
May 30, 1894 - October 1968
Danville, Illinois
Ida Shaw
Sep 8, 1908 - November 1974
Chicago, Illinois
Rubin Shaw
Mar 15, 1870 - July 1972
Chicago, Illinois
Charles Shaw
Apr 23, 1919 - January 1977
Chicago, Illinois
Nita R Shaw
Feb 12, 1912 - May 29, 2004
Chicago, IL
Verna R Shaw
Nov 24, 1912 - Jun 22, 1998
Fond du Lac, WI
William R Shaw
Aug 15, 1916 - March 1993
Boca Raton, FL
Mary F Shaw
Jul 21, 1924 - Jun 13, 2002
Skokie, IL
Wayne L Shaw
Sep 9, 1912 - Jul 5, 1991
Terre Haute, IN
Vera Shaw
Dec 2, 1899 - September 1986
Steger, Illinois
Beulah M Shaw
Nov 10, 1905 - Apr 17, 1999
Clarkston, MI
Adeline Shaw
Jul 25, 1909 - May 1990
Chicago, IL

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Laurel, Delaware
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James Rice
Jun 16, 1880 - November 1966
Portsmouth, Ohio
Bert Smith
Jun 4, 1907 - September 1982
Saint Louis, Michigan
John Mcdonald
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Daniel Comerford
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Harry Lavasseur
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Warsaw, New York
Anna Leonard
Nov 9, 1889 - September 1977
Grayslake, Illinois
Herbert Liebsch
Sep 2, 1898 - February 1973
Chicago, Illinois
John Campbell
Nov 11, 1877 - May 1965
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
George Mcclain
Sep 13, 1916 - April 1987
Chicago, Illinois
Frank Chambers
Feb 16, 1909 - Jul 22, 1998
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John Burke
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Thomas Hurley
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