M M Shaw MD
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/4/2010 at 09:26:22
Dr M M Shaw has been located in Madrid since 1904 and is one of the successful physicians of the city. Is practice is extensive and the confidence reposed in him is well merited because of his thorough knowledge and the particular attention which he gives each individual case. In a minor way Dr Shaw also acts as a surgeon. He was born in Monroe, Jasper county, Iowa, June 17, 1875, and his grandfather, Thomas Lowrey Shaw, was one of the pioneers of that county. His father William Hamilton Shaw, was born in Pennsylvania, August 16, 1836, and came with his parents to Jasper county in 1867, the family locating near Monroe. His wife , Sarah E McKnight as a native of Maysville, Pennsylvania born September 2, 1841. She is still residing in Monroe. She bore her husband five children: Mrs Laura E Gloyd, of Monroe, Thomas G of Hamburg, Iowa, Lillian an employee in the pension department of Washington D C, Dr M M of this review, and Arthur a resident of Des Moines. Mrs Gloyd was born in Pennsylvania but the four younger members of the family are natives of Jasper county, Iowa
In 1881 Dr Shaw moved with his parents to Calhoun county, Iowa locating on a farm near Rockwell City. He received his common school education in Jasper and Calhoun counties, subsequently attending high school. He completed two years’ collegiate work at Tarkio, Missouri and studied medicine for four years at Drake University in Des Moines, graduating in 1904.
Locating in Madrid, he has since been very successful, having a large town and country practice. He has remained a student and keeps well informed in regard to the latest discoveries ad methods which constantly come to the fore in this country and Europe. He is most careful in diagnosis, but after mapping out the treatment applicable to each case is exacting and decisive, instilling confidence in those who come under his care. In fact, his personality is an important part of his success, for he combines strength with kindness.
On February 22, 1910, Dr Shaw married Miss Lois E Stover, who was born in Cass township, Boone county, February 14, 1882, and was graduated form the Madrid high school, growing to womanhood in that city. She is a daughter of Isaac and Mary m (Messmore) Stover, of whom extended mention is elsewhere in this work. Dr and Mrs Shaw have two children: Eldon born March 26, 1911 and Margaret born October 14, 1912.
Politically the Doctor is a republican and has always been interested in the success of his party. He has been health officer of Madrid and during this term greatly improved the efficiency of his department. Mrs Shaw is a member of the Christian church and he belongs to the United Presbyterian organization. He is a member of Star Lodge, No 115, A F & A M and also holds membership to the Knights of Pythias. He owns some property in Madrid, but gives practically his entire attention to his professional interests. He is ever ready to hold out a helping hand to those afflicted and in the execution of his medical work is swayed by his kindly and humane nature.
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