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Shaw, John W.

Age: 19, credited to Poultney, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 1/30/65, m/i 1/30/65, Pvt, Co. I, 7th VT INF, m/o 10/23/65

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Birth: abt 1846, Saratoga, NY
Death: 05/02/1916

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY
Marker/Plot: Section Y - 19
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, death date/location; widow Ellen
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Removed from Corinth, NY to Troy, NY for cremation.

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John W. Shaw

Saratogian, Thursday, May 4, 1916

News of Corinth

(Special to The Saratogian)

Corinth, May 4. - John W. Shaw, aged sixty-eight years, eleven months and eight days, died at his home on Pine street on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Shaw was born in Saratoga Springs, on the present site of the Grand Union Hotel. He was a mechanic by trade, and was one of the best in his line of work. He had held several responsible situations, leaving Palmer, Mass., in October, 1900, to accept the post of master mechanic in the local plant of the International Paper Company, which he held with great credit until his decease.

On Friday of last week he was found in his chair in a comatose condition, and was conveyed to his home and the family physician summoned who pronounced the case pneumonia. Rapidly sinking, he passed away at the time above stated. Mr. Shaw enjoyed the respect and esteem of all those who knew him, and those who worked under his direction bore for him a sincere affection, as he was one of the kindness of foremen. As a husband and father, he had no superiors, and as a citizen he was all that could be desired. His death will be sincerely mourned in this place.

He is survived by his widow; also one brother, Edward Shaw of Rutland, Vt., one son, Charles, residing in Central Point, Fla.; three grandsons, John W. Shaw, 2nd, residing in Corinth, Edward and Charles Shaw Jr., residing in Florida.

Mr. Shaw was a member of Lowell Mass. Lodge, I.O.O.F.

The funeral will be held at his late residence on Pine street, tonight the Revs. Frederick A. Gates, A. M. and Lewis Sauerbrie, A. M. officiating. The remains will be conveyed to Troy cemetery on Friday a.m., for cremation.

Saratogian, November 1, 1916

The ashes of the late John W. Shaw, who died in this village several months ago, and whose body was then cremated, were buried in a cemetery in Rochester on Thursday of last week. Mrs. Shaw returned to her home on Pine street on Monday.

Contributed by Susan Seacord Jackson