Randolph  County,  Indiana

Frank  L. Shaw

             Mr. Shaw was born in Kossuth county, Iowa, July 26, 1858. He is a son of Reuben and Rebecca (Smith) Shaw, and is one of a family of five children, namely: Walter C., a bookkeeper, of Harriman, Tennessee; Silvery married Hamilton Penery, died and left five children; Josephine, who married Oliver H. Warren, a farmer of Monroe township, has four children; Frank L., of this sketch; Fred C., who died at the age of forty-six years, married Ella Friar, who lives on the old home place, and is the mother of six children.
            Reuben Shaw, the father, was born and brought up in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a builder by trade, and he went to California in the gold fever days of 1849, later returning to Boston and in a short time moved to Ohio where he lived six years, then went to Iowa and lived there five years, after which he brought his family to Indiana and spent his last days here, dying on the old homestead in Randolph county, February 21, 1903, at the age of seventy-seven years. His wife was born at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, August 27, 1824, married Mr. Shaw in Boston and followed his fortunes through Ohio, Iowa and Indiana, proving to be a most faithful helpmeet. Her death occurred January 24, 1904, on the home place in this township. She was one of a family of five children, two girls and three boys.
            Frank L. Shaw grew up on the farm and worked with his father with the crops. He received a good common school education. He began farming for himself early in life and has continued this vocation to the present time with more than ordinary success, and now runs a valuable and well-kept place in Monroe township. He has devoted a great deal of attention to the poultry business, every phase of which he seems to have mastered when a young man, for his: extensive buying and shipping of poultry for a period of thirty-three years has been uniformly successful and he has accumulated a comfortable competency in this manner, his operations covering a wide territory and he has a wide reputation as a well posted, active and uniformly honest and considerate dealer in this line.
/b>Mr. Shaw was married September 20, 1880 to Emma V. Macy, daughter of William P. Macy, a farmer in Monroe township, whose family consisted of nine children, and here she grew up and was educated.
            To our subject and wife four children have been born, namely: Della, the eldest daughter, married Albert Courtner, a farmer in Monroe township, and they have ten children having lost two; Mabel married Charles Daugherty, a farmer and merchant of Farmland, and they have four children, two sons and two daughters; William, who is operating his father's fine farm in Monroe township, married Olive Watson, and they have two children, Thelma, born February 21, 1909; and Marion, born June 22, 1910; Ada died at the age of five years.
            Politically, Mr. Shaw is a Republican, and he attends the Friends church.
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson

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