Anna (Miller) Shaw (1843-1925)
MILLER, SHAW, HORST, SPARROW, HEDGES, JOHNSON, HARDING
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Date: 8/9/2022 at 21:56:26
From Nevada Evening Journal May 15, 1925 (page 1)
PIONEER WOMAN CALLED BY DEATH
MRS. ANNA SHAW HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF COUNTY OVER THIRD OF CENTURY.
Special to the Journal.
Zearing, May 15.--Mrs. Anna Shaw, 82, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. S. Horst, May 12, had been a resident of this community for over a third of a century. The funeral services were held from that home on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. after which interment was made in the Zearing cemetery, with Rev. R. H. Aurand as officiating minister.
Anna Miller Shaw was born in Martensburg, West Virginia, January 20, 1843, and died at Zearing, Iowa, May 12th, 1925, at the age of 82 years, 3 months and 22 days, the cause being old age. When she was about twenty years of age she moved with her parents from West Virginia to Ogle county, near Mt. Morris, Illinois.
She was married to Daniel D. Shaw at Forreston, Ill., September 5, 1867. They lived in Hardin City, Ia., 2 years, then in Kansas one year, then moved back to Illinois and lived there until they came to this locality 36 years ago. Mr. Shaw died December 2, 1893. Mrs. Shaw then moved to Zearing where she lived until her health failed, after which she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Horst.
She leaves one brother, living in California, one sister living in Kansas, five children, John of Mt. Morris, Ill., Mrs. Horst, Mrs. E. Sparrow, R. W. Shaw and Mrs. E. M. Hedges of Zearing. Edna May passed away in 1894 at the age of ten years; also 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren survive. Mrs. Shaw has been an invalid for about a year and has been graciously cared for in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Horst. She has been a faithful member of Bethel Evangelical church, Zearing, for 35 years.
Earl, Ora and Ross Sparrow, grandsons, Ambrose Johnson, husband of a granddaughter, and Tom Harding and Roy Miller, nephews, acted as pall bearers.
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