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Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 29 April 1916 p 5

Darlington, April 29 - This morning about nine, Jasper N. Shaw, 70 years old, was sitting in a chair at his home here in the southwest part of town reading a newspaper when he suffered an attack of heart disease and expired without recovering consciousness almost instantly. He had a small tract of land on which he and his wife resided and led a sort of retired life, doing truck gardening. He was a veteran of the civil war, enlisting on October 31, 1861, with "Billy" Wilson of Lafayette in Company A, 40th Ind Vol. Infantry, and served 4 years and two months and was honorably discharged, having advanced to the rank of Corporal. He is a member of Reuben C. Kise Post GAR of this place. Mr. Shaw's early life was spent near Stockwell. He has been a resident of Darlington for the past 25 years. He is survived by a widow, but no children are left to mourn. One sister, Mrs. Joseph Pittman of this city, also survives. The funeral will probably be held here on Monday morning. - kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Friday May 5, 1916 p 6

"Darlington News" -- Rev W. F. McKinney preached the funeral of his old friend, Jasper N. Shaw. It was prounounced one of the best funeral sermons ever heard in the town. Rev. McKinney was a first lieutenant in Mr. Shaw's company until he was promoted to the office of quartermaster. James N. Kirkpatrick of Stockwell was Mr. Shaw's 1st Captain. He was promoted to the position of Lt. Col. and was drowned in Roar River, Alabama on June 8, 1862 in Mr. Shaw's presence. But of all the good men who Mr. Shaw often spoke about was the Rev. Goerge W. Stafford, chaplain of the regiment and who gained the name of brother Stafford while a soldier. THis famous regiment saw long and hard service, going out in Ocotber 1861 and was kept on duty long after Lee's surrender, it did post duty at Port Lavaca, Texas until Dec 21, 1865 when it was mustered out Captain Stephen A. Stillwell, late of Crawfordsville was also in Co. C of this regiment. Mr. Shaw's remains were laid at rest in Green Lawn Cemetery, just east of town. The remnant of old soldiers and Loyal Circle NO. 42 had charge of the services, but owing to the very inclement weather they did not march to the cemetery. -- kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Review Wed May 3, 1916

Darlington -- The death of Jasper SHAW came as a shock to the people Saturday morning. Mr. Shaw was feeling as well as usual and ate a hearty breakfast and was doing morning work coming in to rest he sat down a few minutes. His wife heard him make an unusual noise and went to him just in time to see him draw the last breath. Mr. Shaw was an old comrade belonging to the 40th Indiana Regiment. The funeral took place at the home Monday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Nicely of the ME Church was in charge and interment took place in Green Lawn Cemetery. -- kbz

Source: Darlington Herald Friday, May 5, 1916

Jasper Newton Shaw was born in Levisting County MO Jan 1, 1841 departed life April 29, 1916, aged 75 years 4 months 26 days. He came to Indiana some time in 1850. Dec 30, 1874 he was married to Elizabeth a. Frost who lived only a short time. May 8, 1899 he was married to Mrs. Rose Miller who now survives him. When the war broke out in 1861 he moined Co A, Reg 40 & took his place to fight for his country. Although failing in health Mr. Shaw seemed as well as usual on this morning of April 29. He had been reading his paper in his chair by the fire when found by his wife. All effort was made to restore him but his soul had taken its departure before medical aid reached him. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, a sister, Mrs. Mary A. Pittman, two stepsons and a sister-in-law and niece living in Ohio besides a number of other relatives and a host of friends. His funeral was held at the house Monday at 2:30 p.m. Conducted by his old company commander, Rev. WP McKinsey of Lebanon, assisted by Rev. Nicely of the ME Church of this place. Oct 31, 1861, the Rev. McKinsey and Jasper N. SHaw were mustered into the service of the US and became a part of Co A 40 Reg Ind Vol. Inf. Mr. McKinsey was made orderly Sgt of the company a position which put him in close touch with every individual member of the company. He was then promoted to that of commander which made him after 4 year of hard service with Comrade Shaw, fully qualified to pay Jasper N. Shaw the beautiful tribute he gav ehim as a soldier. He said in part, "I will not say he was the best soldier in the service, but will say that were none better than he." He then chose for his text the 3rd and 4th verses of 1st Chapter of 1st Epistle of Peter and preached a very plain, practice sermon interesting to his hearers. Rev. McKinsey now nearing his 4 score years showed his loyality and true comradship by braving inclement weather to be present and assist in the lst sad reites of his comrad. A male quartette composed of RB Cox, Rev. Martin, Walter Stewart and Charlie Williamson were the singers and touched the hearts of all old soldiers present by singing "We are tenting tonight on the old camp grounds." The pallbearesrs were EH Russell, WP Harland, James Sipes, George Hafner, Aniel Cunningham and James Thompson. Burial in Green Lawn. -- kbz


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