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Lavina Victorina Walton (Shaw)

Also Known As: "Victorina Shaw", "Victoria Shaw", "Lavina Constant", "Lavina Applegate", "Lavinia Shaw"
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Birthplace: Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
Death: Died in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
Cause of death: Pulmonary tuberculosis and cirrhosis due to alcoholism
Place of Burial: Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ovid Victor Shaw and Lavina Shaw
Wife of Charles Walton
Ex-wife of Paul Scholler Applegate
Mother of Robert William Applegate
Sister of Delilah V. Beshears

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About Lavina Applegate Walton

Lavina (Shaw) Applegate Walton was the paternal grandmother of Emmy-winning actor Christina Applegate. She achieved notability in July 2013 when she was featured in her granddaughter's episode of the American version of the television program Who Do You Think You Are?

Dick Eastman summarized Lavina's story as featured in the episode this way:

"There was no surprise when the truth turned out to be a very sad story. While not all the facts are known, it is obvious that Christina's grandmother led a short and difficult life. She got married and soon found herself in a difficult marriage, abandoning her reportedly abusive husband before the birth of their first child. A contentious and disputed divorce followed. Unable to earn a living and simultaneously raise her child, supposedly without financial support from her ex-husband, she moved in with her parents and the baby was first raised by the maternal grandparents. After a few years, the maternal grandmother died. While not documented, the paternal grandmother apparently gained custody and then raised the child until he was in his teens. Christina Applegate's grandmother died in her early thirties with alcoholism being a major factor in her death."

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Lavina Applegate Walton's Timeline

1921
October 9, 1921
Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
1941
June 7, 1941
Age 19
Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
1942
November 10, 1942
Age 21
1955
March 30, 1955
Age 33
Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
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Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States