Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Shaw


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
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Agatha Mae Shaw, 64, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital, in Beech Grove.
Born Feb. 17, 1940, in Casey County, Ky., d/o  Chester Douglas and Enola (Lynn) Douglas Pratt.
Married  Kenneth E. Shaw  on April 20, 1958, and he survives.
Other survivors include her mother, of Liberty, Ky.; five daughters, Helen Alsip  of Hermitage, Tenn., Sheila Kemble  of Wilmington, Ill., Mary Callahan  and  Sandra Kaster, both of Shelbyville, and  Allison Shaw  of Marietta; one son, Lincoln Shaw  of Shelbyville; one sister, Matrie Martin  of Liberty. Ky.; five brothers, Francis Allen  of Franklin, Garland Douglas  and  Laney Douglas, both of Cincinnati, Ohio,  Jack Douglas  and  Malcom Douglas, both of Liberty, Ky.; and 12 grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her father; two brothers, J. C. Douglas  and  Dallen Douglas; and three sisters,  Pam Garrett,  Roxie Mann  and  Vearin Shaw.
Lived in Shelbyville since 1964.
Homemaker.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, Rev. Lloyd Kemble officiating.
Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery, in Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, March 4, 1976
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Flanner and Buchanan Shadeland Mortuary, Indianapolis:  Landon Lewis Shaw, 87, 6038 West 25th street, Indianapolis.  Died Tuesday at Winona Memorial Hospital there.  Former resident of Boggstown.
Washington Park Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Retired employe of the former Monon Railroad and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.  Born in Shelby County on September 12, 1888, s/o  Townsend L. and Mary K. Shaw.
Surviving are a son, James B. Shaw, Henryville; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and two brothers and a sister:  Isaac R. Shaw, Sr., Shelbyville;  James R. Shaw, Boggstown, and  Mrs. Nellie Lee, Indianapolis.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday March 12, 1966
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RITES  SET  FOR  LENA  SHAW, 85
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Shelbyville Woman Dies in Morristown
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          Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Ewing Mortuary for  Mrs. Lena Shaw, 85, 1404 South Harrison street, who died Friday at 11:25 a.m. at the Conover Nursing Home in Morristown.  She had been a patient there since November 1965.
          Rev. James Horner will officiate and burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
          Mrs. Shaw spent most of her life in Shelbyville and was a member of the First Christian Church. She also was a member of the McQuiddy Rebekah Lodge, Women of the Moose, Shelbyville Firemen’s Auxiliary and the Widow’s Club.
          Born in Middletown, Ohio on January 4, 1881, Mrs. Shaw was the daughter of  Gilbert and  Margaret Myers.  She was married to  Harry W. Shaw in 1905 and he died in 1937.
          Survivors include a niece and a nephew,  Mrs. Helen Brown of Dayton, Ohio, and  William Tickel  of Middletown, Ohio.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  News
November 19, 1965
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DEATH  CLAIMS
MRS.  SHAW
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Services Sunday For
County Native, 80
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          Mrs. Walter (Belle) Shaw,  80, R.R. 2, died today at 3:15 a.m. at Major Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past week.  She had been in failing health for several years.  Mrs. Shaw was born in VanBuren Township May 1, 1885,  the daughter of  Warner and  Martha (Fox) Cole.  On June 12, 1945, she was married to  Walter Shaw,  who survives with two step-daughters,  Mrs. Joseph (Esther) Karns,  R.R. 2, and  Mrs. Lynn (Hazel) Foxworthy,  Carmel, and four step-grandchildren.  Also surviving are a sister and brother,  Mrs. Alta Lemmon  and  Noble Cole,  both of Morristown, R.R. 1.
          Services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hauk-Spencer Mortuary in Morristown, with Rev. Larry Patterson officiating.  Burial will be in Pelham Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Saturday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday January 4, 1955
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MRS. SHAW, 92
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Three-Month Illness Fatal to City Woman
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          Mrs. Martha Addie Shaw,  92, died at 8:40 p.m. Monday at the home of a daughter,  Mrs. Lillie Fields, 6706 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis.  Mrs. Shaw was a native of Hendricks township and resided there until moving to this city in 1941.  Her home here, prior to going to the daughter’s residence upon becoming ill three months ago, was at 211 West Locust Street.
          She was the daughter of  James and  Martha (Babb) Tucker  and was born on November 20, 1862.  On August 20, 1880, she was married to  William R. Shaw  who preceded her in death on March 17, 1933.  Nine children were born to the union and three survive,  Mrs. Fields,  Mrs. Orlando Medsker  of Hendricks township and  Frank Shaw  of Waldron.  Also surviving are a brother,  George Tucker  of this city; 21 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
          Mrs. Shaw was a member of the Jollity Methodist Church.  Her funeral will be Thursday at the Murphy Mortuary. Burial will be in Second Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  State Times Advocate
Baton Rouge Louisianna
1 Nov 1954
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Page 8
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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
DECATUR, Ind. - Wilbur Shaw,  51, retired onetime champion automobile race driver, three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500-mile race, and in recent years president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Born in Shelbyville, Ind.  Died Saturday.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday July 29, 1953
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MRS. SHAW, 78,  DIES  AT  HOSPITAL
AFTER  ACCIDENT
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Sixth Fatality of ’53; Accused Driver Files New Motion
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          Prosecutor Donald L. Brunner said this afternoon he will call the Shelby County grand jury to meet soon, and he said he would ask the jury to consider returning an indictment against  Charles M. Bennett  for reckless homicide in the traffic death of  Mrs. Mellie Shaw.
          Shelby county recorded its sixth traffic fatality of 1953 today with the death this morning of Mrs. Mellie Shaw, 78, of Noble township, who died at the Major Hospital after being injured July 17 in a car-truck collision on south State Road 9 three miles from the city.
          Meanwhile Charles M. Bennett, 35, Shelbyville, RR3, arrested and charged with drunken driving in the accident, filed another motion yesterday seeking to quash the affidavit against him, after being granted a motion for continuance of the case July 18.  Another drunken driving charge is still pending against the defendant from last October.
          Mrs. Shaw, who suffered shock and multiple fractures of the right arm and clavicle in the accident, died at 3:30 a.m. today.
          She was a passenger in a 1948 Dodge coach owned and driven by her daughter  Mrs. Cleo (Sallie) Hook, 49, Flat Rock, R.R.1, who received cuts and bruises in the accident.
          The Hook car was in collision with a 1950 Dodge pick-up truck owned and driven by Bennett, authorities said, and loss to each vehicle was set at $700.
           State police at the time said the truck attempted to pass another car and both the truck and on-coming Hook car apparently went to the left to avoid a crash but were unable to do so, with the right front of the truck smashing the right side of the car.
          Bennett escaped serious injury in the crash as did Carl E. Cowin, 48, R.R.4, who also was in the Bennett truck. Cowin, arrested for public intoxication, was fined $5 and costs in the JP court that same night after the accident, which occurred about 3:45 p.m.
          Bennett, charged with drunken driving, was granted a continuance in the city court the next day until July 28 and released on $1,000 bond. Yesterday, July 28, his attorney H. Harold Soshnick filed another motion to quash the affidavit and now this motion is to be heard later.
          Police records show Bennett was arrested here last October for drunken driving, after which attorney Soshnick then filed a motion for a continuance which was granted, and then in November filed a motion to quash this drunken driving charge.  This case is still pending in city court almost a year after, along with the present case, a check of the records showed today.
          Mrs. Shaw was born in Noble township on October 21, 1874, the daughter of  Marshall L. and  Sallie (Shirley) Phillippi. In December 1894, she was married to  Claude Shaw,  who preceded her in death in 1947.  Two children were born to the union and one survives, the daughter, Mrs. Hook, of Noble township. Also surviving are three grandchildren,  Mrs. David Snyder  and  Mrs. Carl Ellington of this city and  Mrs. Ralph Bentley  of San Antonio, Texas.  There are three grandchildren.
          Mrs. Shaw was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.
          Funeral services, in charge of the Norman Funeral Home of Hope, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Separate Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the late home in Noble township after 2:00 p.m. Thursday.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Shelli Steadman


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday April 30, 1951
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JAMES  O. SHAW
RITES  TUESDAY
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Former Resident Found Dead
in Hunting Lodge
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          James O. Shaw, 84, a former Shelbyville resident, and the father of  Wilbur Shaw, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, was found dead in a hunting lodge near Hayden [west of Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana] Sunday morning.  Death was apparently due to a heart attack.
          Mr. Shaw was found on the floor of the lodge by three fishermen. A deputy sheriff said Mr. Shaw had been dead at least 24 hours. He had been the overseer of the lodge, owned by  John Tolen  of Hendricks township for several years.
          He had been living in the vicinity of Hayden for about 30 years. Before that he was the Shelbyville agent for the Indianapolis and Cincinnati traction terminal until it ceased to operate and was a former member of the Shelbyville police department.
          Mr. Shaw was born and reared here, the son of  John and  Selena Shaw, and was the last survivor of a family of five children.
Immediate survivors are the son,  Wilbur, a grandson,  William, [Warren Wilbur Shaw] of Indianapolis, and several nieces and nephews, four of whom reside in Shelbyville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Jordan Funeral Home at Vernon and burial will be in Vernon cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday August 8, 1947
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SHAW  FUNERAL  WILL  BE  TODAY
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Noble Township Man Dies After Long Illness
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          In Ill health for several years,  Claud H. Shaw,  died at his home in Noble township, Wednesday evening at 7:10 o’clock.  He was 78 years.
          Mr. Shaw, who was a farmer and had spent the greater past of his life in Shelby county, was born in Butler County, Ohio, on April 18, 1869.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.
          On December 23, 1894, he was married to  Miss Mellie Phillippe,  who survives with a daughter,  Mrs. Sally Weidner;  three granddaughters,  Mrs. Ralph Bentley,  Mrs. David Snyder  and  Miss Claudine Weidner,  all of this city, and several nieces and nephews.
          Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Grove Baptist church today at 2:00 p.m. (DST) and burial will be made in the church cemetery in charge of Carl Norman of Hope.  Friends may call at the late home at any time.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Shelli Steadman


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, October 2, 1941 edition
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"DIES  THREE  YEARS
AFTER  HUSBAND
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          "Exactly three years after the death of her husband,  Mrs. Mary Catherine Shaw, age 74, widow of   Townsend Shaw, died at 7:00 a.m. Monday at her home in Sugar Creek Township.  She had been suffering from a complication of diseases for the past three years and her death was attributed to cerebral thrombosis.
          "Both Mr. and Mrs. Shaw were widely known residents of Shelby County, and Mr. Shaw died September 29 [sic], 1938.
          "Mrs. Shaw, the daughter of  George F. and Varlina Walker, was born at Boggstown on June 13, 1867, and had spent her entire lifetime in Sugar Creek Township.  She had lived for the past eleven years at the home where her death occurred.  She was a member of the Boggstown Methodist Church and of the Order of Eastern Star at Fairland. The O.E.S. will participate in the funeral services.
          "Last rites will be held at the Boggstown Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday following a short service at the residence at 1:30.  The Rev.Thomas Hubbard, assisted by Dr. C.A. Bowler, will officiate at the service.  Burial will be made in the family lot at Boggstown Cemetery, in charge of C.F. Fix & Son.
          "Mr. and Mrs. Shaw were married September 4, 1886 and were the parents of ten children, nine surviving. They are Landon Lewis,  Emma Plymate,  Nellie Lee,  Isaac R.,  Edith English and  Hallie Conger all of Indianapolis,  Pearl Cockerham of Shelbyville, Jerry of Sugar Creek, James R. of Boggstown, all of whom were at Mrs. Shaw's bedside when death occurred.
          "She is also survived by twenty-five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two sisters, Ethel Bliss of Knightstown, Dora Patterson of Indianapolis and a brother Ora R. Walker of  Knightstown.
           "Pallbearers will be close friends of the deceased:  Arthur Tucker,  Ralph Carson,  Hays McFadden,  William Woods,  Bert Updegraff and  Ed Harlamert."
Contributed by Rochelle Riordan


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, November 28, 1940
Page 1 column 1
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MAUDE  SHAW  RITES  FRIDAY
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Last Rites to Be Held Friday Morning
at Home of Mrs. Carl Walker
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          Funeral services for Mrs. Maude V. Shaw. who died Tuesday night at 9:15 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Walker, at 525 south West street, will be held at the home Friday at 10:00 a.m. with Dr. J.W. McFall officiating. Burial will be made at Crown Hill cemetery at Indianapolis, in charge of Edwards & Kohlmeyer. Friends may call at the home at any time. Mrs. Shaw's death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage and followed a week's illness. She was born July 16, 1865, in Lawrenceburg, the daughter of Erastus and Margaret Vinson.  She was married to Koss N. Shaw, October 26, 1886, and has spent most of her life in Chicago. Following her husband's death six years ago she came to make her home with the daughter, at whose home she died.  Survivors with Mrs. Walker are her grandchildren:  James Walker,  Mrs. Chester McClain and the Misses Maybelle and Barbara Walker, of this city.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday November 20, 1939
Page 1 column 1
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THOMAS  SHAW  PASSES  AWAY
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Aged Man, Former Shelby County Farmer,
Dies in Indianapolis
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          Thomas Benton Shaw, 82 years old, a native of Shelby county, died in Indianapolis Sunday afternoon after several years of illness.
          Mr. Shaw was born September 28, 1857, in Jackson township, the oldest of six children of  John and  Celena (Willits) Shaw,  pioneer residents of Shelby county.  His marriage to  Florence Bradley took place January 16, 1879. She died about 35 years ago, while they were residing in Fitzgerald, Georgia.  Four children were born to them.  A daughter,  Mrs. Goldie Brubaker, died several years ago.  The surviving children are  Daniel Shaw,  Mrs. Myrtle Heck, of Akron, Ohio, and another daughter,  Hazel, residing in Alabama.  A brother,  James O. Shaw, of near North Vernon, and seven grandchildren also survive.
          Mr. Shaw was a farmer in Shelby county in the early part of his life and then farmed in Georgia for a number of years.  He returned to Shelby county after the death of his wife.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Charles M. Ewing funeral chapel.  Interment will be in the Snider cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, September 26, 1938 edition
Page 1, col. 4
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"LANDON  SHAW  DIES  AT  HOME
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"Prominent Resident of County Succumbs at Home
in Sugar Creek Township
Following Four Weeks Serious Illness
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"Funeral is Wednesday
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"Last Rites to Be at
Community Presbyterian Church in Boggstown
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"Deceased Served as Assessor of Sugar Creek Township-
"Member of Red Men and Masons
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          "T. Landon (Landy) Shaw, eighty years old, one of the county's most widely known and respected citizens, died at his home in Sugar Creek Township at 10:45 o'clock this morning, following a serious illness of four weeks. Death was due to complications incidental to his advanced age.
          "Mr. Shaw was born in Sugar Creek Township on May 1, 1858, the son of  Thompson (sic) and  Jane Shaw, and was eighty years, four months and five days of age at the time of his death.
          "He spent his entire lifetime in Sugar Creek township. He was married to  Miss Kate Walker  fifty-two years ago.  To this union were born ten children, nine of whom survive with the widow.  They are  Mrs. Emma Plymate,  Beech Grove;  Mrs. Hallie CongerJames and  Jerry Shaw, Sugar Creek township;  Mrs. Nellie Lee and  Landon Shaw, Jr., of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Pearl Cockerham,  Mrs. Edith English  and  Isaac Shaw, of this city.
          "Also surviving are twenty-two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two nephews, Albert Bales, who lived with the deceased and Charles Bales, of Brandywine township, and a niece, Mrs. Jenny Donley, of this city.
          "Mr. Shaw was a staunch Democrat and was elected assessor of Sugar Creek township in 1905, serving in that capacity for thirty years.  He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Fairland, and of the Kiowa Tribe of Red Men, of Shelbyville.  He had been caretaker of the Boggstown Cemetery for fifty years.  The Masonic lodge members will participate in funeral services which will be held at the Community Presbyterian church in Boggstown, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Thomas Hubbard will officiate.  Interment will be in the family lot at the Boggstown cemetery in charge of C.F. Fix & Son. Friends may call at the late home at any time."
Contributed by Rochelle Riordan


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday September 7, 1937
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PLAN   FUNERAL
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Rites to Be Wednesday for Harry Shaw
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          Funeral services for  Harry W. Shaw, 66, a member of the city fire department for the past seventeen years, who died at 9:20 a.m. Monday at his home, 1404 Harrison Avenue, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Charles M. Ewing funeral chapel.
          Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery, Ronald Coon, of Gary, will officiate.
          Mr. Shaw was the son of  John and  Celena Shaw and was born in Shelby county March 15, 1871. He was a farmer during the early part of his life but moved to Shelbyville when a young man. He was elected a member of the city council from the fourth ward, but resigned the position in 1920 to accept appointment to the fire department.
          On September 3, 1905, he married  Miss Lena Myers, who survives with two brothers,  James Shaw, of this city, and  Thomas Shaw, of Indianapolis, several nieces and nephews and cousins.  Wilbur Shaw, winner of the 500-mile race at Indianapolis was a nephew.
          The deceased had been a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge for several years and early in life became a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist church at Smithland.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, April 21, 1936
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KOSSUTH  SHAW  IS  DEAD  HERE
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To Hold Funeral at Home of
Mrs. Carl Walker Thursday
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          Kossuth Shaw, 73 years old, died at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. Carl Walker, 525 South West street, at 9 o'clock Monday night.  Death was caused by apoplexy with which he was stricken last Friday.   For the past year and a half Mr. Shaw had lived here with his daughter.  He had been connected with men's furnishings stores in Chicago and Indianapolis for fifty years previously.  His parents were  Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Shaw,  who were natives of England.  The deceased was born in Morgan county, Indiana.  Surviving are the widow; the daughter.  Mrs. Carl Walker; a brother,  Frank Shaw  of Indianapolis; and several grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Walker home at 10 0'clock Thursday morning with Dr. J.W. McFall, pastor of the First M.E. church, officiating.  Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery in Indianapolis.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Indianapolis  Star
Dec 2, 1927
Page 14
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          Mrs. Carrie Shaw, 54 years old, a resident of Indianapolis twenty-one years, died Wednesday at her home, Harlan Street, following an illness of three weeks.  Brief funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning at the residence.  The body then will be removed to Fountaintown, where another service will be held at 1 o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Burial will be at Fountaintown.
          Mrs. Shaw was born Nov. 3, 1873, in Shelby County, near Fountaintown, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Willard.  She attended the Danville Normal School and later was a school teacher.  She was a member of the Fairview M. E. Church of Indianapolis.
          She is survived by the husband, Joshua Shaw; two sons, Floyd  and  Sidney Shaw; three daughters, Mrs. Hallie Schmidt,  Mrs. Alice Israel  and  Mrs. Mina Shaw, all of Indianapolis, and three brothers, Dr. J. R. Willard of Fairland, Charles Willard of Fort Wayne and  Otto Willard  of Indianapolis, and a sister, Mrs. Alice Miller  of Fort Wayne.
Contributed by Cheri Bancroft


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday May 29, 1924
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MRS. SELINA  SHAW
DIED  EARLY  TODAY
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Aged Resident of This City Passed Away—
Funeral To Be Held Saturday
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          Mrs. Selina Shaw, 87 years, 9 months and 23 days old, widow of  John Shaw, and one of the city’s most highly esteemed residents, died at her home, 1404 Harrison Avenue, at 4:00 o’clock this morning, from a complication of diseases, due to senility.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the First Christian church at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon, the Rev. T. J. Wilson, pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be made in the Snyder cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
          Mrs. Shaw was the daughter of the late  Silas and  Margaret K. (Shaw) Willits, and was born near Wabash, Indiana, on August 6, 1836. When young in life she came to Shelby county for residence and had since made her home in this community. She was united in marriage to  John Shaw in 1852 and to this union six children were born two daughters and three sons now living.  The daughters are  Mrs. Jennie Cherry, of Addison township and  Mrs. James L. Cherry of Hendricks township. The sons are  James and  Harry Shaw, of this city and  Thomas Shaw, of Indianapolis.  Mrs. Shaw was a devoted member of the Methodist Protestant church and was a woman of lovely character.
          Besides the sons and daughters, she is survived by one sister,  Mrs. Mahala Warble, of Oilton, Oklahoma, seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, December 11, 1922
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MRS.  HARRIETT  SHAW
DIED  SUNDAY  MORNING
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Was Lifelong Resdient of
Shelby County -- Death
Followed Short Illness.
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          Mrs. Harriett D. Shaw,  widow of  John E. Shaw,  a lifelong resident of Shelby county, passed away at her home in Vanburen township, [?] mile west of Fountaintown, [?] morning at 1:40 o'clock.  Her death followed an illness of nearly [?] weeks, due to hardening of the arteries, followed by a stroke of paralysis.  Funeral services will be Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the West St. M. E. church, in this city., the Rev. A. A. Banta officiating, assisted by the Rev. L. C. Murray.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
          Mrs. Shaw was born in Washington township, Shelby county, May 24, 1850, and at the time of death was 72 years, 6 months and 14 days old.  She was a daughter of the late  Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ropp,  and had spent her entire life in the county where she was born.  She was a member of the West St. M. E. church, of this city, and was known over the entire county as a kind and loving mother of true Christian character.
          She leaves two sons,  William  and  Curtis Shaw,  of Washington township, two brothers,  Michael Ropp,  of Jackson township;  George W. Ropp,  of Flatrock; one sister,  Mrs. Lottie Fisher,  of Missouri; and three grandchildren.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday April 23, 1914
Page 2 column 5
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OBITUARY
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          Isaac Shaw was born in Shelby county, Indiana, March 24, 1842.  He died at his home, seven miles southwest of Skidmore, Missouri, April 14, 1914, aged 72 years and 20 days.  At the age of 19 he enlisted in the Union army for three months, then re-enlisted and served till the close of the war, serving three years and three months.  After the close of the war he lived in Indiana until 1868 when he moved to Illinois, where he resided for fourteen years.  He was married to  Mrs. Lucinda Hall,  March 15, 1872, at Yates City, Illinois.  To this union four children were born— Mrs. Flora Detrick,  St Joseph, Missouri;  W. A.  and  J. D. Shaw,  of Skidmore, Missouri, and  Susie  who died February 2, 1893.  He also had in his care two daughters,  Mrs. Emma Kermeen,  of Oskaloosa, Kansas, and  Mrs. Alice Hunterson,  who died May 26, 1905.  He also leaves a brother and sister,  Landon Shaw  and  Sarah Bales,  of Boggstown, Indiana, also a number of nieces and nephews.  In 1882 he moved from Illinois to Missouri where he resided until his death.
          He was converted in his youth and joined the Presbyterian church in the fall of 1883.  During a revival meeting he joined the Evangelical church in which he has lived a consistent member ever since.  His was a beautiful Christian life and will be an inspiration to all who knew him. He always stood on the right side of all moral questions and was not afraid to uphold right in any form.
          During his last illness he admonished all of his friends to meet him in Heaven.  He fought a good fight and in the language of the Apostle Paul can say, "There is laid up for me a crown of righteousness."
          The funeral was preached from a text of his own choosing—Matthew 24:77, "therefore be as ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the son of man cometh"—by Rev. R. Barrett of Skidmore.  The floral offerings were beautiful—a wreath to Father from Family, a bouquet from the Mt. Calvary S.S., also a beautiful bouquet from the I.O.O.F. of Skidmore.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday May 10, 1907
Page 1 column 5
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DIED  IN  GEORGIA
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          A letter received yesterday conveyed the information that  Mrs. Florence Shaw, wife of  Thomas H. Shaw, had died on April 7th at Fitzgerald, Georgia.  Deceased was about forty-four years of age and was a daughter of  Dan Bradley, a well known resident of Brandywine township.  For a number of years she has resided in Georgia.
          Four children survive.  These are:  Mrs. Will Heck,  Dan Shaw  and  Misses Hazel  and  Goldie Shaw.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, November 3, 1906
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          The bodies of the twin babes of  Mr. and Mrs. James Shaw  were today removed from the McConnell vault and were buried in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
April 21, 1892
Page 3  column 1
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          Clara,  wife of  James Shaw,  residing near Bengal, died at 3 a.m., April 15.  Funeral at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 17th from 2nd Mr. Pleasant church conducted by Rev. Ledbetter.  Hageman & Pile funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday November 23, 1889
Page 4 column 3
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DEATH OF JOHN SHAW
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An Old and Honorable Citizen of This County Passed Away
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          John Shaw  died at his home 3 miles west of town at 4 o’clock Friday November 22, of cancer of the bowels, age 66 years.  The funeral services will be held at Toner’s Chapel Sunday November 24 at 2 p.m. Interment in the Snyder grave yard, by Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
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          Deceased was a native of this county, having been born in Jackson township, October 3, 1823.  He was the youngest of nine children born to  William and  Elizabeth (Miller) Shaw,  natives of Pennsylvania, who came to this State from Ohio about 1817.  His father, William Shaw, died when John, the subject of this sketch was only fourteen years of age, and left him to aid in the support of his widowed mother, who made her home with him.  On January 4, 1857, he was married to  Salina Willits,  and to them were born six children, of whom the following are living:  Thomas Shaw,  Mrs. James Cherry,  Mrs. Martin Cherry,  James Shaw  and  Harry Shaw.  Starting in life with nothing, Mr. Shaw at the time of his death owned a splendid farm of three hundred acres and other valuable possessions, which he had acquired by a life of earnest, honest endeavor, dealing justly with all men.  The Democrat  extends to his bereaved family its hearty sympathy and with them mourns their loss.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday January 6, 1881
Page 4 column 4
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DIED.
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          SHAW-On Sunday night, January 2, 1881, of fever,  Mrs. Sidney [Nancy E.] Shaw, of Hanover township.  Funeral occurred Monday, January 3, 1881 at the Concord graveyard.
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Ibid.
Page 4 column 2
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          Mrs. Sidney [Nancy E.] Shaw, of Hanover township, mention of whose death appears elsewhere, was one of the largest women in the county.  She measured twenty-eight inches across the shoulders, and twenty inches through the chest.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Barbara Anderson


The  Shelbyville  Volunteer
Thursday, January 3, 1878
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          SHAW -- On the night of Dec. 24th, 1877, Hiram Shaw, [died] of consumption, aged 35 years.  His remains were interred Wednesday, in Conover Graveyard, Jackson Township.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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