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William S. Shaw
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1835
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1893
Merced County
California, USA


. . . was born of Scotch-English parentage in Missouri, on February 11, 1835, and coming West in 1861, located near Sacramento, where he worked in the mines on the Calaveras River. He had been accompanied across the plains by Mr. Callameans, there being about one hundred wagons in the train.

Henrietta Stipe was born in Virginia, August 13, 1850, of German parents, and she came with her parents from Iowa, landing near Stockton. At Jenny Lind she was married to Mr. Shaw and they started out together on the old Griffith ranch on the Merced River, ten miles below Snelling, in 1873.

In the fall of 1874 they moved to Hopeton, where Mr. Shaw was employed on the Ruddle ranch, and in 1880 they went to Washington Territory, but came back to Merced County in the fall of 1891, where they were occupied in extensive grain farming for eleven years.

Mr. Shaw was a Democrat, a man highly respected among his fellow-citizens, and was greatly mourned when his passing occurred at Hopeton, on February 23, 1893. Mrs. Shaw died in 1917, likewise missed by her friends and family. In 1923, those who survived the parents were : Sam H. H. Shaw, of Snelling; W. H. H. Shaw of this review; Mrs. E. H. Halstead, of Snelling; Mrs. Dora A. Bloed, of Snelling; Thomas P., also of Snelling; Rachel Poor, of Brewster, Wash.; and R. W. Shaw, a rancher near Snelling.
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  Henrietta Frances Stipe Steele (1850 - 1917)*
  Ida May Shaw Halstead (1873 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Hopeton Cemetery
Merced County
California, USA
Created by: William Rogers
Record added: Aug 23, 2013
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William S. Shaw
Added by: William Rogers
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