Hinds, Sarah J. (Shaw) 1850-1928
SHAW, KERR, HINDS
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 11/29/2007 at 20:07:19
An Old Hardin Resident Called to Her Reward
Sarah Jane Shaw was the fourth daughter of John Shaw and Jane Kerr Shaw, an American family of long standing, in which there were five sons and five daughters, of which now only one son survives. Sarah Jane Shaw was born near Garnavillo, in Clayton county, Iowa, on December 14, 1850, and died at a hospital in Beatrice, Neb., June 7, 1928, aged 77 years, five months and 24 days.
From Garnavillo the family moved a short distance to Hardin in 1861. The comfortable brick residence of her childhood still stands in Hardin, a sad monument of decay of what was once a prosperous community before railroads changed locations of cities.
Sarah attended school at Garnavillo, completed the course at the Hardin grade school and continued her studies at Upper Iowa University at Fayette, after which for a time she became a school teacher.
On December 1, 1870, she was married to Edwin Burke Hinds at Hardin, where they respectively abandoned the school and the army to become farmers. They considered the 200 acres a fertile tract, worked, prospered, and in the spring of 1881 removed to Odell, Nebraska. In the community of Odell the family took an active part in the upbuilding of a new community for 47 years. She has fulfilled her full duty as a mother and housewife, managed her own home and had some time for others. Till the last moment she was interested in the doings of the community and always was glad to see her friends.
Surviving are one brother, James J. Shaw, Long Beach, Calif., and one son, Charles N. Hinds of Odell, Neb. The funeral was held from the home of her son on Sunday, June 10, with interment in the Odell cemetery.
~Postville Herald, Allamakee county, June 21, 1928
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