Randolph County, Indiana
Frank L. Shaw
Mr. Shaw was born in Kossuth county, Iowa, July 26, 1858. He is a
son of Reuben and Rebecca (Smith) Shaw, and is one of a family of five
children, namely: Walter C., a bookkeeper, of Harriman, Tennessee; Silvery
married Hamilton Penery, died and left five children; Josephine,
who married Oliver H. Warren, a farmer of Monroe township, has four
children; Frank L., of this sketch; Fred C., who died at the age
of forty-six years, married Ella Friar, who lives on the old home place,
and is the mother of six children.
Reuben Shaw, the father, was born and brought up in Boston, Massachusetts.
He was a builder by trade, and he went to California in the gold fever days of
1849, later returning to Boston and in a short time moved to Ohio where he
lived six years, then went to Iowa and lived there five years, after which he
brought his family to Indiana and spent his last days here, dying on the old
homestead in Randolph county, February 21, 1903, at the age of seventy-seven
years. His wife was born at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, August 27, 1824, married Mr.
Shaw in Boston and followed his fortunes through Ohio, Iowa and Indiana, proving
to be a most faithful helpmeet. Her death occurred January 24, 1904, on the
home place in this township. She was one of a family of five children, two
girls and three boys.
Frank L. Shaw
grew up on the farm and worked with his father with the crops. He received a
good common school education. He began farming for himself early in life and
has continued this vocation to the present time with more than ordinary
success, and now runs a valuable and well-kept place in Monroe township. He has
devoted a great deal of attention to the poultry business, every phase of which
he seems to have mastered when a young man, for his: extensive buying and
shipping of poultry for a period of thirty-three years has been uniformly
successful and he has accumulated a comfortable competency in this manner, his
operations covering a wide territory and he has a wide reputation as a well
posted, active and uniformly honest and considerate dealer in this line.
/b>Mr. Shaw was
married September 20, 1880 to Emma V. Macy, daughter of William P.
Macy, a farmer in Monroe township, whose family consisted of nine children,
and here she grew up and was educated.
To our subject and
wife four children have been born, namely: Della, the eldest daughter,
married Albert Courtner, a farmer in Monroe township, and they have ten
children having lost two; Mabel married Charles Daugherty, a
farmer and merchant of Farmland, and they have four children, two sons and two
daughters; William, who is operating his father's fine farm in Monroe
township, married Olive Watson, and they have two children, Thelma,
born February 21, 1909; and Marion, born June 22, 1910; Ada died
at the age of five years.
Shaw is a Republican, and he attends the Friends church.
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson
The Randolph County, Indiana INGenWeb family history site is maintained by Phyllis
Fleming. Copying is permitted for noncommercial, educational use by individual
scholars and libraries. You may link to this page with prior permission, provided no fee is required
to access the link, but no commercial
use of this material is permitted. This message must appear on all copied material.