Shaw, of the firm of Shaw & Sayler, was born in Laurel, Franklin County, Ind., November 29, 1864.
He is the
son of Daniel J. and Eliza L. (Sullenberger) Shaw, and is of Irish-German descent.
His father was born in Courtland County, N. Y.,
February 9, 1831, and came to Indiana at the age of four years,
stopping at Laurel until ten years of age; then he removed to
Shelbyville. Subsequently, however, he went to Franklin County,
and there was married. He died a resident of Shelbyville, December 27, 1882.
The mother of Mr. Shaw was born February
25, 1836, at Petersburg, Va., and became his father's wife January
3, 1854. Our subject is the sixth in a family of eleven children,
four of whom are now living. He attended the public schools of
Shelbyville, began clerking in the hat and cap store of George W. F.
Kirk, in 1880, and continued a clerk in different stores until 1886,
when he began business for himself as partner with Dix W. Sayler, dealing in hats, caps and gents' furnishing goods.
This firm is
doing a good business, and the members are among the most popular young business men in the city.
Mr. Shaw belongs to Shelby
Lodge No. 39, I. O. O. F., and is a member of "The Club." In
politics he is a Republican, and cast his first vote for Blaine.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887,
"Shelbyville Sketches", page 534.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming