Lavina Victorina Walton (Shaw)
|Also Known As:||"Victorina Shaw", "Victoria Shaw", "Lavina Constant", "Lavina Applegate", "Lavinia Shaw"|
|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|
|Managed by:||Private User|
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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."