Alfred Shaw, 

postmaster, Vevay, is a native of Craig Township and was born in 1826. His parents, William and Linda (Rous) Shaw, have already been mentioned. Our subject grew up on the farm and in Vevay. Quite early in life he embarked in the dry goods business in Vevay, and merchandising has since been his chief occupation. In 1876, he was appointed postmaster at Vevay, the duties of which office he has since faithfully and efficiently discharged. Mr. Shaw was married in 1847, to Mary A. Redd, who was born on the old Cotton farm in Jefferson Township, and they have reared five children, who are still living: Alice B. (Mrs. Barnett), Charles C., Will M., Alfred B. and Eaton R. In politics, Mr. Shaw is a Republican, and an enthusiastic, efficient worker in the ranks of his party. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and one of the most thoroughly reliable citizens of Vevay.