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Martha E. Sunde Shaw 1881-1965


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/8/2014 at 22:25:01

Mrs. Carl Shaw Dies
Mrs. Carl (Martha E.) Shaw, 83, resident of Emmet county since childhood, died yesterday at 10:55 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital where she had been taken after having suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at her home last night. Mrs. Shaw entered the hospital at 10:10 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Shaw observed their golden wedding anniversary last June. Except for a short period spent in farming during their early married life, they had made their home in Estherville, where Mr. Shaw has been a building contractor for more than 45 years.

Martha E. Sunde was born March 13, 1881, at Sunde, District of Sunnhordland, Norway, the daughter of the late Tollef and Bertha Sunde.

When two years old she came with her parents and family to the United States, the family settling first in Illinois, and six years later in Emmet County. Children of the family received their early education in the rural schools of Emmet County.

Martha Sunde and Carl E. Shaw were married June 17, 1914, at Palestine Lutheran Church near Dolliver, the late Rev. T. Severtson officiating.

Mrs. Shaw is survived by her husband; four sons, Everett of Forest City, Clarence M. of Fresno, Calif., Joseph M. of Northfield, Minn., and Chaplain Lyle Shaw of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; one daughter, Mrs. J. Alvin (Benora) Larson of Fort Dodge, and 17 grandchildren.

Two sisters, Mrs. Anna Shaw of the Good Samaritan Home, Estherville, and Mrs. Caroline Olson of Glendale, Calif.; and two brothers, Nels Sunde, Estherville, and the Rev. L.O. Sunde, of California, also survive.

She was preceded in death by a son, Vernon, who was killed in action in 1943 during World War II. Also preceding her in death were her parents, a sister and two brothers.

Funeral services for Mrs. Shaw will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Estherville Lutheran Church, the Rev. Roy M. Hendrickson officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery north of Estherville. The 2 p.m. service will be preceded by a 1:30 o’clock family service.

Friends may call at the Reese Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Thursday until Saturday at noon at which time the body will be taken to the church. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 6, 1965)


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