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Shaw, Andrew Jackson

A special from Luling to the San Antonio Express says:

Jack Shaw, a citizen of this place but formerly of columbus died very suddenly at his house Friday evening. He fell from a cotton see house Wednesday and received slight injuries, but no attention was paid to them, as he only complained of some scratches o his leg. His wife was called to Columbus Thursday and a neighbor carried him his breakfast and dinner. At dinner he complained of his beast, also the toothache, and while talking was suddenly seized with convulsions and died before medical aid could reach him. His brother, Carey Shaw, was notified by wire at Columbus and the remains shipped there for burial. [Interment in the Fitzgerald Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, February 2, 1895

Shaw, Annie Beresford (Frazer)


Garwood, Dec. 7.  funeral services were held at the family home here with burial at the Weimar cemetery Monday afternoon for Mrs. William H. Shaw, 73, who died at her home here Friday after an illness of three years.  Rev. J. H. Thompson officiated.  Mrs. Shaw was born Annie Beresford Frazer at Lyons, Fayette County on August 25, 1870.  She was married on January 31, 1889 and had lived in Colorado county since 1891.  She was a charter member of the Garwood Methodist church and of the Garwood W. C. T. U. and a member of the Women's Missionary society.  Her husband preceded her in death in 1935.  Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. W. K. Lehrer, Miss Ernestine Shaw, Garwood, Mrs. Hugo Hollien, Mrs. Stephen E. Carrell, San Antonio; Mrs. W. G. Diebel, Houston; four sons, R. B., W. T. and Ed Lee, Garwood; Frank of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Clapp, Katy, and Mrs. Bondie Humbel, Los Angeles; one brother, R. U. Frazer, Burnet; two grandsons; five granddaughters; two great grandsons, Charles Paggi II, Bay City, and Peter William lewis, Spearfish, S. D., and one great-nephew, Michael Lane Frazer, Burnet.  Pallbearers were Otto Braden, Clarence Martin, John Chapman, W. S. Chapman, Bohomo Drapela and George Williams.  Honorary pallbearers were fiends of the family. 

Colorado County Citizen, December 9, 1943
Submitted by David Hahn

Shaw, Cordelia


Funeral services for Miss Cordie Shaw, 63, former Weimar lady and teacher in Weimar schools, were held at the Hubbard Funeral Home on Saturday of last week, with the Rev. Stanley R. Horwood, local Methodist pastor, officiating.  Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.  Miss Shaw was born in the Osage community near here, on August 31, 1879, and was educated in the schools in Weimar.  She took up teaching as a career and with the exception of a few years in other schools, taught in Weimar until retiring several years ago.  She has been in ill health for the past several years.  Death came while she was a patient in a hospital in Austin, Thursday, April 1.  The remains were brought here Saturday and taken in charge by the Hubbard Funeral Home.  No immediate relatives survive as Miss Cordie was preceded in death by her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Shaw, as well as by one sister and five brothers.  The nearest of kin surviving are two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Dora Shaw of Osage and Mrs. Will Shaw of Garwood.  Out-of-town relatives here to attend the funeral were: Mrs. Stephen E. Carroll, Mrs. W.K. Lehrer, Miss Ernestine Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Shaw and Mr. Dick Shaw, all of Garwood; Harbert Shaw of Pearsall; Mrs. M.A. Wilkerson of Corpus Christi; Mr. and Mrs. F.S. Taylor of Bay City; Mrs. Will Paulson of Columbus; Mrs. Mary Gunter of Alvin and F.W. Hubbard of Richmond.

Weimar Mercury, April 9, 1943, Pg. 1

Shaw, Delinda Jane (Fitzgerald)

The CITIZEN chronicles, with sentiments of regret, the death of Mrs. Delinda J. Shaw, at her home ten miles North of this city, on the 17th inst., of paralysis, aged 68 years, 2 months and 12 days. Deceased was born in Tennessee January 5, 1820, immigrated to Texas, and was married to Col. Josiah Shaw, at LaGrange, in 1841, and has been a resident of Colorado county for many years. She has been a consistent member of the Baptist church for half a century, and her deeds of kindness and works of good for humanity remain enduring monuments of a long and useful life. She leaves behind her, besides numerous relatives and friends, four children to mourn her loss--Mrs. G. W. Brooks, Mrs. J. W. Towell and Messrs. A. J. and Carey Shaw, all residents of this county. Her remains were committed to the dust at 10 o’clock last Monday morning in the family burial ground, there to await the resurrection morn.

[Returning from the funeral of Mrs. Shaw the other day the bolt which secures the swingle trees to Mr. Sronce’s hearse gave way and the trees came down on the horses’ heels, causing them to run away. They attempted to jump across a barbed wire fence, when both were cut up a good deal, the back mare having been considerably gashed. The tongue stopped the vehicle, the horses became detached from it, and Mr. Sronce had no chance to control them, or get hurt himself.]

Colorado Citizen, March 22, 1888, page 3

Shaw, Dora Lee (Garrett)

Funeral Held for Mrs. Dora Shaw, Here Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Garrett Shaw, who would have been 75 years old on the 30th of this month, were held Wednesday,Dec. 18, from the Hubbard Funeral Home.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery; the Rev. J. L. Atkison, Methodist pastor officiated.

A native of Summerville, Georgia, Mrs. Shaw was born Dec. 30, 1872, the daughter of S. M/ and Amanda Garrett. She came to Texas with her parents as a small child, and has been a resident of Weimar since that time. She was married August 27, 1890 , to Robert David Shaw, who preceded her in death. Death came to Mrs. Shaw at her home here on Dec. 17, after an illness of about one year. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Surviving are five sons, Harbert of Pearsall, Lester, William, Marcus, and Robert of Weimar; and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Gunter of Alvin. Three grandson, William, James and Robert Shaw, Weimar also survive.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Messrs. A. H. Plagens, Ben B. Holt, Geo. Goode, Henry Machart, Dewey Goode, and Richard Muehr, Jr.

Weimar Mercury, December 20, 1946, page 1

Shaw, Edward Lee

Edward Lee Shaw Dies; Burial In El Campo Tuesday

Funeral services were held at the Wheeler Funeral home in El Campo Tuesday afternoon for Edward Lee Shaw, 48, who died in the Eagle Lake hospital Monday morning after and illness of only a few days.

Burial was in the O.D.H.S. cemetery in El Campo, with Rev. A. M Roos, Methodist minister of Garwood officiating.

Mr. Shaw was born in Garwood, June 28, 1907, a son of William Henry and Annie Frazier Shaw, and spent his entire life there.

He was married to Minnie Lee Wilbeck of Pierce July 12, 1941. The couple had 2 children, Linda Lee, 8 , and Chris, 6.

His wife and children survive, along with 3 brothers, Bub and Dick of Garwood and Frank of Houston, and 5 sisters, Mrs. William K. Lehrer and Mrs. Cordie Hollien of Garwood, Miss Ernestine Shaw of El Campo, Mrs. Stephen Carrell of Fort Worth and Mrs. W. G. Diebel of Houston.

Pallbearers were George Williams, Bohomia Drapela, Edwin Pinchback, W. G. Houser, James G. Hopkins and Bill Frnka.

Colorado County Citizen, February 2, 1956, page 9

Shaw, Ernest H.

Mr. Ernest H. Shaw Is Claimed by Death

Following a siege of ill health extending over a number of years, Death stepped in last week and claimed the spirit of poor Ernest H. Shaw, one time Weimar citizen, at his home in Pearsall. The remains were brought here for burial, and laid to rest in the family lot at the Odd Fellows' Cemetery, Rev. C. C. McKinney, local Methodist pastor, officiating in the presence of a large assembly of mourning relatives and friends.

Ernest H. Shaw was born in the Osage community, a few miles from Weimar, in 1877. The family moved to Weimar while he was still a youth, and lived here for many years. Some time after reaching manhood, Ernest decided to journey west and engage in the cattle business, which he did, going into partnership with a Mr. Strumberg of San Antonio, and locating on a ranch near Pearsall. Here he lived up to the time of his death.

A few years since ill health beset him, and although he was given every care and attention by the best of physicians and his devoted wife, it was without avail, and he gradually grew worse, the end coming Wednesday of last week. The funeral took place in this city Thursday afternoon.

Ernest Shaw was a man whom to know was to like. He was upright, honest, of genial disposition, a devoted son, brother and husband, highly regarded by all who knew him and his departure from among us is deeply and sincerely deplored. He is survived by his devoted wife, sisters, Miss Cordie Shaw of San Antonio and Mrs. S. E. Taylor of Bay City, one brother, Mr. Will H. Shaw of Garwood, to whom our heartfelt sympathy is extended.

Weimar Mercury, September 26, 1930
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Shaw, Ernestine Lolly

December 5, 1901 - June 26, 1998

Graveside services for Ernestine Shaw, 96, of Rock Island were held June 28 at Weimar Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Russell Minter officiating.

Shaw died June 26 at El Campo Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 5, 1901, the daughter of William H. and Annie Fraizer[sic] Shaw.

Shaw worked as a clothing sales clerk and lived in El Campo for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, R. B., Frank, W. T. and Ed Lee Shaw; and three sisters, Dottie Ann Shaw Lehrer, Cordilia[sic] Shaw Hollien and Mattie Carrel.

Survivors include her sister, Pearl Diebel of Houston.

Henneke Funeral Home Inc., Columbus, directors.

The Banner Press Newspaper, July 2, 1998, page 7

Shaw, Frank


Relatives here received the sad tidings Tuesday of the death of Mr. Frank Shaw, a former resident of this section, and brother of the late Mr. Robert Shaw, at his home in Llano, at the advanced age of 90 years. Mr. Shaw at one time lived in the Osage section, was a prominent Mason, ciitzen and farmer, and there are still a few of the old-timers who remember him. Our sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, May 10, 1918, page 4

Shaw, Frank L.

After a lingering and painful illness of several weeks' duration, Mr. Frank Shaw died at his mother's residence in this city yesterday morning at 11:20. Mr. Shaw was about 26 years of age, an upright, industrious young man, a firm and faithful friend, admired and respected by everybody, and his death has caused great sorrow to fill the hearts not only of the home circle, but a large number of friends. He was a member of the local lodge of Knights of Pythias, pices [sic] of that order tomorrow. Our deepest sympathy is extended the bereaved relatives and friends in their loss. [Buried Osage Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, 12 September 1896
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht, contact Rox Ann Johnson

Shaw, Franklin T.


Relatives here received the sad tidings Tuesday of the death of Mr. Frank Shaw, a former resident of this section, and brother of the late Mr. Robert Shaw, at his home in Llano, at the advanced age of 90 years. Mr. Shaw at one time lived in the Osage section, was a prominent Mason, citizen and farmer, and there are still a few of the old-timers who remember him. Our sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, May 10, 1918, page 4

Shaw, Hubbard C.

Columbus Citizen:

It is with sentiments of sincere regret that we learned of the death of Mr. Hubbard Shaw, which occurred at his home in Weimar last Sunday Morning. Hubbard was only about 24 years of age, was a valued employee of the Mercury office in Weimar, was a most exemplary young man and had hosts of friends. To the bereaved is extended our deepest sympathy.

Weimar Mercury, 10 November 1906

Death of Hubbard Shaw
Foreman of the Mercury Office

One of the saddest events it has ever been our misfortune to chronicle is the death of our beloved employee, Mr. Hubbard Shaw, which occurred at the family residence in this city last Sunday morning at 7:30, at the age of 22 years. The interment took place at the Osage cemetery Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. J. W. Gates conducting the funeral obsequies in a most beautiful and impressive manner. This young man entered our employ when but a barefoot boy. From the first it seemed his endeavor and ambition to serve his employer faithfully and well, and throughout the seven or more years he was in our employ we can truthfully say we never had a young man to serve us more faithfully. As a reward for his faithfulness to duty he moved steadily onward and upward until he attained the position of foreman of the office a year or more ago. During his seven years of service there never was a time when he failed to respond to the call of his employer. His employer had but to make known his wishes, and this faithful young man carried them out to the best of his ability. His motto ever was: "I will do my best," and he lived up to it from first to last. We have never had an employee whom we thought was truer to his duties, truer to his employee[r] than this young man, and we mourn him as one of the best and truest boys ever in our employee. He was taken sick with a malignant case of typhoid fever on Monday morning, Oct. 22, and throughout the two weeks of illness preceding his death he made a most gallant fight for life. Anxious about the work at the office he gave us frequent assurances that he hoped to be out again in a few days, that he appreciated the trouble involved by his absence from the office and regretted it sincerely. His heart and mind were so intent upon his work that in his unconscious moments it was noted that his fingers were ever fingering the types he loved so well, now setting type, now engaged in distributing, and again his mind worrying over the technicalities of some piece of job work. He remarked frequently, "I am doing all in my power to get well and go back to work," but the God who had given poor Hubbard life decreed otherwise, and on Sunday morning the poor, tired spirit gave up its struggle and wended its way to the home on the other shore where the trials that beset the printer man on this earth are unknown and joy and eternal rest reign supreme. Possessed of a gentle disposition and a desire to be kind and just to all, he was beloved by a large circle of friends wherever known. In his death we feel and realize that we have lost one of the truest, most faithful and best employees and friends we ever possessed. We drop the tear of sympathy with the bereaved mother, sisters and brothers, realizing that their loss is even more keenly felt. God be with them in their heartbreaking trial, is the sincere wish of the writer.


Weimar Mercury, 10 November 1906
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht, contact Rox Ann Johnson

Shaw, Col. Josiah

Col. Josiah Shaw departed this life Oct. 31, 1877, and was buried near his residence in Colorado county, November 1. Col. Shaw was born in Shelby county, Ky., December 24th, 1817, immigrated to Texas in 1839. He joined the Baptist Church in 1817, and led a true Christian life to the day of his death. He was a man of great energy, enterprise and courage, surmounting every obstacle. Kind and generous even to a fault, he was respected and beloved by all who knew him. In 1866, he represented his county, (Colorado) in the State Legislature, during the Throckmorton administration, and with his energy, force of character, and rich volume of information, he was at once recognized as one of the most efficient member of that body. He was a true, honest Christian gentleman, and all who knew him recognized these traits of character. The State and county has lost one of its best, and most worthy citizens, the bereaved wife a true, kind, affectionate and frugal husband; his children a kind, affectionate and protecting father, and the poor man his best friend. [Interred in the Fitzgerald Cemetery]

Colorado County Citizen, November 8, 1877
Contributed by David Hahn

Shaw, Josiah

SAD AND FATAL ACCIDENT.--Last Tuesday as Mr. Jo. Shaw, of our city, was driving his team in the Alex Fitzgerald neighborhood, the horses became frightened, and making sudden leaps forward, Mr. Shaw was thrown upon the double-tree in front of the vehicle. The horses continued to run and kick him, inflicting injuries from which Mr. Shaw died. He was a native of the county, son of Col. Josiah Shaw, has lived in Columbus for many years, a quiet, unobtrusive, good citizen, much esteemed, and the news of his sad death was received with sincere sorrow by many friends. [Interment in the Fitzgerald Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, March 11, 1886

Shaw, Josiah “Joe”


Last rites for Joe Shaw, a pioneer in the electric power business in Columbus, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Columbus Funeral home with Rev. Gregory A. Robertson pastor of the Methodist church here officiating.  Mr. Shaw who was 88, died at his home Thursday evening.  Columbus became one of the first towns in Texas to get electric lights in 1893 and Mr. Shaw joined the firm that owned the electric power system shortly afterward.  He became manager of the system in 1901 and stayed as manager when Central Power and Light bought it in 1925.  He retired in 1947.  While with the electric business here, Mr. Shaw saw the extension of electric service to Glidden in 1918 and to Alleyton in 1926.  He helped operate the fee house here when it was owned by the power company.  Mr. Shaw was a charter member of the Columbus Rotary club and was active in Chamber of Commerce work.  Survivors include his widow, the former Josie Carter; 4 daughters, Miss Norma Shaw, a teacher in the school system here, Mrs. Mozelle Dayvault and Mrs. N. L. Goodwin, all of Columbus, and Mrs. W. W. Hewitt of Richmond; and several nieces and nephews.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, June 23, 1966
Submitted by David Hahn

Shaw, Josie (Carter


Mrs. Joe (Josie) Shaw, a long-timed resident of Columbus, died July 22 in Columbus Hospital where she had been a patient for one week.  Mrs. Shaw was born in Columbus Oct. 16, 1878, a daughter of Albert Harrison and Nancy Revier Carter.  She was married to Josiah Shaw on Feb. 3, 1902 in San Antonio.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a member of the United Daughters of Confederacy.  She was one of the first members of the Columbus Garden Club and took active part in the .... for many years.  Funeral services were held July 23 at Columbus Funeral Home, with The Rev. B. A. Justice officiating.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.  Mrs. Shaw is survived by 4 daughters, Miss Norma Shaw, Mrs. Mozelle Dayvault, Mrs. N. L Goodwin and Mrs. Jo Beth Hewitt; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers were Ford Wegenhoft, Gus Scronce, John Hancher, Gus Miller, R. F. (Buddy) Rau and Delmar Fehrenkamp.

Colorado County Citizen, July 31, 1975
Submitted by David Hahn

Shaw, Lester Garrett

Funeral for Lester Shaw Wednesday

Funeral services for Lester Shaw, 81, were held Wednesday afternoon, May 2, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Richard Worringham officiating.

Burial was in Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Mr. Shaw, a farmer and lifetime resident of the area, died Monday at Youens Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks.

Born near Weimar on September 12, 1897, he was a son of Robert David and Dora (Garrett) Shaw.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Gunter, and two brothers, Marcus and Bill Shaw, all of Weimar. Two brothers preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, May 3, 1979
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Shaw, Mahala (Lackey)


Funeral services were held Tuesday in Columbus for Mrs. A. J. Shaw, 78 years of age, who died early Monday at the home of her son, Joe Shaw. She was born in Minden, Louisiana, moving to Colorado county with her parents at the age of 13. She was a resident of Alleyton when that village was the terminus of the Southern Pacific Lines after the civil war. She is survived by one son, Mr. Joe Shaw, manager at Columbus for the Central Power and Light Company, and one daughter, Mrs. Cora Rudicil. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 18, 1933

Pioneer Woman Of Colorado County Is Buried In Columbus

Mrs. A. J. Shaw died in Columbus, Texas, February 13, at 2 a.m. in the home of her daughter Mrs. Ed. Rudicil after seven months of intense suffering.

Mahala Lackey was born in Minden, Louisiana, April 11, 1954, and came to Texas with her parents at the close of the war between the States. The family settled in Shaw’s Bend, where she met and later married A. J. Shaw, a son of Col. Josiah Shaw, for whom Shaw’s Bend was named. She later moved to Luling, Texas where her husband died. After his death she came to Columbus.

She is survived by two children, Mrs. Ed. Rudicil and Joe Shaw, manager of the Central Power and Light Company, both of Columbus, six grandchildren, Ray Munn Fitzgerald of Eagle Lake, Mrs. S. C. Johnson of Fort Stockton, Texas, Misses Norma, Mozelle and Joe Beth Shaw and Mrs. Nat Goodwin of Columbus; three great grandchildren, Ray Munn Fitzgerald, Jr., Eagle Lake; Dorothy Johnson, Fort Stockton, and Nat Goodwin, Jr., Columbus.

She also leaves one sister, Mrs. W. C. Sewell of Luling, three nieces in Colorado county, Mrs. Lena Kerr, Columbus; Mrs. Roy Towell, Eagle Lake; Mrs. Grady Shaver, Weimar, besides numerous nieces and nephews in various counties in Texas, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Laura Towell, and a brother-in-law, Carey Shaw both of Houston.

She was a member of the Methodist church, and the last rites were said by her pastor, Rev. J. E. Morgan, assisted by Rev. W. A. Flachmeier of the Lutheran church.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and loved by all who knew her.

She was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Rest at 10 o’clock February 14th.

God be with you till we meet again – L.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 25, 1933
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Shaw, Marcus T.

Marcus Shaw Funeral Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Marcus Shaw, 80, of Rt. 3, Weimar, were held Wednesday, Feb. 18, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery. Rev. Robin Reed officiated.

Shaw, a retired railroad worker and war veteran, died at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center, of heart failure.

He was a lifelong resident of the Weimar area. Born Jan 10, 1907, at Osage, he was a son of Robert David and Dora (Garrett) Shaw. He was a member of Weimar Memorial Post 5875, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by nephews and nieces. Preceding him in death were one sister, Mary Shaw Gunter; and four brothers, Harbert Shaw, Lester Shaw, William Shaw, and Robert Shaw.

Pallbearers for his funeral were William Shaw Jr., James Shaw, Robert Shaw, Kenneth Shaw, Thomas Shaw, and William Shaw III.

Weimar Mercury, February 19, 1987
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Shaw, Mary C. (Hubbard)


Many hearts were saddened Tuesday morning by the report that Mrs. Mary C. Shaw was dead.  Mrs. Shaw was seriously ill but a short time before her death, although she has not been in excellent health for some time, and the report of her death brought genuine grief to her many friends here and elsewhere.  The cause of death was pleural pneumonia.

Mrs. Mary Shaw was born January 7, 1842, in the state of Mississippi, and at the time of her death was 79 years and 6 months old.  She with her family moved to Texas when she was 7 years old. She was married to Robt. H. Shaw in the year 1859, her husband died September 15, 1893.  To this union were born 11 children, 8 boys and 3 girls.

Mrs. Shaw joined the Methodist church when a mere girl and has lived a devoted christian life.  Those surviving are W. H. Shaw of Garwood, E. H. Shaw of Pearsall, Mrs. Sallie E. Taylor of Bay City and Miss Cordie Shaw of this city.  Also surviving are twenty grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Shaw was one of those old-time good, hospitable, southern mothers, and to know her was to love her.  Kind hearted and loving she was always ready and willing to help those in trouble, and to aid in time of sickness to those who knew her best.

Funeral services were conducted at the family residence in this city Tuesday evening at 5 o'clock.  Rev. G.T. Hester, pastor of the Methodist Church of this city, officiating in a very impressive service.  The interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery west of town. 

The pallbearers were Geo. E. Carey, J.J. Armstrong, Jr., Chas. Amman, Jas. McMillan, W.B. Lowrey, Sr., and Berry Townsend.

Weimar Mercury, Friday, June 10, 1921
Submitted by David Hahn

Shaw, Norma


Final services for Miss Norma Shaw, 632 Walnut, were held May 2 at 4 p.m. at Columbus-Day Funeral Home by Rev. Bill Huth.  Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.  Miss Shaw was born on December 24, 1902 in Columbus to Joe Shaw and Josie Carter Shaw.  She had retired as a school teacher after teaching 50 years and had lived in Columbus for most of her life.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and was a Daughter of the Republic of Texas.  Survivors include two sisters; Mozelle Dayvault, Columbus; and Mrs. Jo Beth Hewitt, Richmond, Texas.

Colorado County Citizen, May 2, 1982
Submitted by David Hahn, photo submitted by M. C. Forister

Shaw, Robert David


Well Known Stockman and Farmer Drops Dead Near Home Late Saturday Evening

Weimar relatives and friends were given an awful shock late Saturday evening when news reached here that Robert D. Shaw, a well known stockman and farmer of the Osage section, had died suddenly from apoplexy, while only a short distance from home. Mr. Shaw was in town that afternoon, in fact, did not leave town until rather late. Reaching home he read the paper a short while, then decided to see how the crops were looking and also to take a watermelon over to a little child friend at the home of John Sebesta, Jr. While at the Sebesta home, he remarked that he was not feeling well, and was invited to come in and lie down, but said he thought he could make it home. His horse was tied to a fence a short distance away, and he started in that direction. The Sebestas noticed soon afterward that the horse was still standing tied, and fearing that Mr. Shaw had been taken ill and fallen before he reached the animal, they went hurriedly in that direction. Sure enough they found him, but he was cold in death.

The body was taken to his home near by and prepared for burial, same taking place at the Osage Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. G. T. Hester, Methodist pastor, officiating in a touching burial service.

Mr. Shaw was 55 years, 8 months and 7 days old at the time of his death. A strange feature in connection with his death is that he died within 400 yards of the place where he was born. He recently had a similar attack here in Weimar while engaged in dipping a lot of cattle. He was married to Miss Dora Garrett in October, 1890, and the widow and six children -- five boys and one girl -- survive him. Other near relatives of the deceased are his mother, Mrs. Mary Shaw of this city, two sisters, Mrs. F. W. Taylor and Miss Cordie Shaw, also of this city, and two brothers, W. H. Shaw of Garwood and E. H. Shaw of Pearsall. Practically all of Mr. Shaw's life had been spent in and around the old home place.

"Bob" Shaw was known to nearly everyone of this section, and few men stood any higher. A man of quiet temperament, true as steel to his friends, a man whose word was as good as his bond, an exemplary husband and father, he had the respect and esteem of all who knew him. His death is sincerely deplored. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, 13 August 1920
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht, contact Rox Ann Johnson

Shaw, Robert Hamilton

On last Saturday night Death again entered our midst and took there from on[e] of our oldest and most respected citizens-- Mr. Robert H. Shaw. Mr. Shaw had been in ill-health for some time past, and although a fatal termination was not altogether unlooked for, its approach was watched with tearful eyes and heavy hearts. He was stricken with paralysis last Friday, and never rallied, passing quietly and peacefully "over to the other shore." Mr. Shaw was in his 68th year. He was born in 1825, in Tennessee, and came to Texas at an early age. He was one of our oldest settlers, and loved and respected by all. He leaves a wife and seven children -- five boys and two girls -- all grown except three. The funeral took place at the Osage cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. H. M. Haynie conducting the funeral services, and was witnessed by many friends and relatives. Our sincere sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones. God comfort them in their sad hour of trouble and affliction.

Weimar Mercury, 9 September 1893
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht, contact Rox Ann Johnson

Shaw, Stephen Harbert

Harbert Shaw Funeral Held Here July 25

Funeral services for Harbert Shaw, 84, were held Sunday, July 25, at Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery, Rev. Jerry Walker officiated.

Mr. Shaw died Friday, July 23, at Youens Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

Born at Osage on Feb. 12, 1892, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert David Shaw. He married Maggie Goode on July 7, 1913. She preceded him in death Dec. 29, 1972. He had made his home with his sister since his wife’s death.

The Shaws lived in Pearsall for many years after their marriage, moving back to Osage in 1954. He was a rancher all his life.

Survivors are his sister, Mrs. Mary Gunter; and four brothers, Lester, William, Marcus and Robert; and five nephews. Pallbearers were Leo Newsom, William Shaw Jr., James Saw, Robert Shaw, Douglas Goode, and Tye Yates Holman.

Weimar Mercury, August 5, 1976, page 3

Shaw, unnamed boy

The baby son of E. H. Shaw and wife, only a few hours old, died Saturday afternoon and the remains were interred in the cemetery west of town same afternoon. In the loss of their little darling, whose presence cheered the hearts of the parents for so brief a time, they have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

Weimar Mercury, Sep 20, 1912

Shaw, unnamed girl

A girl baby arrived last Tuesday morning to gladden the hearts of Mr and Mrs. R. D Shaw.

Later.--The little babe was too fair and frail for this hard old world, and on Wednesday night its little spirit peacefully winged its flight to the heaven above. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents in their hour of sorrow and gloom. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, September 21, 1895

Shaw, William D.

Funeral Here Tuesday for Bill Shaw, 77

Funeral services for William D. Shaw, 77, lifelong resident and rancher of the Osage community near Weimar, were held Tuesday Oct. 28, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Lyle Pierce officiating. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Shaw died at 6:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at Youens Memorial Hospital of cancer, after an eight month illness.

Born March 16, 1903, at Osage, he was a son of Robert David and Dora (Garrett) Shaw. He married Lillie Muehr on Sept. 9, 1940, in St. Michael’s Catholic Church here, and they had made their home here since.

His wife survives him, along with five sons, William and Kenneth Shaw of Houston, James and Thomas Shaw of Austin, and Robert Shaw of Weimar; six grandsons and one granddaughter, one brother, Marcus, of Weimar; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Gunter of Weimar. Three brothers preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Richard Muehr, Lawrence Muehr, Walter Muehr, Dickie Muehr, William Shaw III and Mark Muehr.

Weimar Mercury, page 13, October 30, 1980
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Shaw, William H.


W. H. Shaw, Esteemed and Prominent Citizen of Colorado County, Passed Away At Garwood Home Early Monday

Mr. W. H. Shaw, a native of Colorado County, and one of our county's prominent and highly respected citizens, passed away at his home in Garwood at 3:45 a.m. Monday, following a long illness.

Funeral services were held at the home at 11:30 Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. A. F. Forester, pastor of the Methodist Church in Garwood, assisted by Rev J. Aiken, Garwood Presbyterian pastor, Interment was made in the cemetery at Weimar, the old home of Mr.. Shaw.

Mr. Shaw was born on February 9, 1863, at Osage, near Weimar, Texas, and died on April 29, 1935, having reached the age of 72 years, 2 months and 20 days.

On January 31, 1899, he was united in marriage with Miss Annie Frazer of Patterson, Texas, and to this union were born ten children.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife and nine children: R. B. Shaw, Garwood; F. L. Shaw, Beaumont; W. T. Shaw, Garwood; Mrs. W. K Lehrer, Garwood; Mrs. H H. Hollien, Houston; Miss Ernestine Shaw, Garwood; Miss Mattie Shaw, Greenwood; E. L. Shaw, Garwood, and Mrs. Carl Mattern, Kansas City, Missouri; two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Taylor, Bay City and Miss Cordie Shaw, San Antonio, and seven grandchildren, Mary Agnes Shaw, Frank Jr. Shaw, Dorothy Jane Lehrer, Billie Lehrer, Sybil Shaw Hollien, Helen Shaw and Patricia Ann Mattern.

Besides the close relatives, there are numerous nephews and nieces and many friends who sincerely mourn his passing.

Thirty-eight years ago. Mr. Shaw moved with his family from Weimar to Garwood, where he continued to make his home to the time of his death. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and was one of Colorado County's best known and most upright citizens. He enjoyed the respect and high esteem of every one who knew him, for he was a man who wished all mankind well, a gentleman possessing those virtues of character that ennoble and make life beautiful and useful. It was a delight to know him and enjoy his friendship and companionship.

In the passing of Mr. Shaw this section has lost ones of its best citizens, one who will be sadly missed not only by his family, but by a legion of friends--some of them friends for a lifetime, who themselves have traveled far down the slope of life's hill. In sadness and in loneliness these bow and sorrowfully murmur, "Another friend gone."

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 4, 1935

Shaw, William Thomas “Dick”


Dick Shaw, a resident of Garwood since early childhood, died Friday, Jan. 19, at the age of 72, in El Campo.  Mr. Shaw, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shaw, was born May 17, 1895, in Holman, near Weimar.  He was buried Saturday afternoon in the Weimar cemetery, with the Rev. Paul Grout of Austin in charge of the services.  Pall bearers were Otis Pouncey of Rock Island, Ed Wied, Joe Schoellman, Clyde Muesse, Andrew Rolf and Clarence Martin of Garwood.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Helen Smith of Fallbrook, Calif., one brother Frank L. Shaw of Beaumont; and 5 sisters, Mrs. Mattie Carroll of Ft. Worth, Mrs. Pearl Jollie Diebel of Houston, Miss Ernestine Shaw of El Campo, Mrs. Cordy ;Hollien and Mrs. Dottie Lehrer of Garwood.  Two brothers, Ed Lee and R. B. preceded him in death.

Colorado County Citizen, January 25, 1968
Submitted by David Hahn

Shaw, Zuleika (Byars)


Died in San Antonio Tuesday morning last, at 2 o’clock, Mrs. Zue B. Shaw, wife of Mr. Carey Shaw, of this city.

The deceased had been in delicate health for some time, and every effort that medical skill could suggest, every device that love could imagine, had been resorted to in the hope of enticing her sweet spirit from winging its way o’er “the beam of light that heavenward led.”

She had been absent from home near a month, her family and friends fondly hoping that change of scenery and skillful treatment would restore her vitality; but the last act of the great drama came with crushing force, and its funeral pall enveloped a large mass of our community. Her remains were brought here on Tuesday’s train, accompanied by her husband, and her nearest and dearest relatives and friends, and Wednesday at 3 p.m. the Rev. S. C. Littlepage, the Pastor in charge of the Columbus Methodist Church, performed very impressive services at her residence amid a dense assemblage, the Knights and Ladies of Henrietta Hodge, (of which she was a member,) attending in a body. A long cortege of sorrowing friends and relatives followed her dear inanimate form to the City Cemetery, where with appropriate ceremonies by the same reverend gentleman, her form was interred
The CITIZEN extends condolence to the bereaved relatives. A loving wife, a devoted mother, an affectionate sister, an exemplary Christian, a genial companion, an active philanthropist, and untiring worker in all beneficial enterprises,
_____”So strong
For battling storms--so fair for crown of roses--so-lithe for fostal hours!’
the heart cords of pain stretch to shrill tension over the manifold positions she graced, now, alas! made vacant forever
The sun of her earthly existence was still pointing to the meridian when her river of life rushed through the pearly gates of eternity--

“Where all crimson and gold,
Slowly home to the fold,
The fleecy clouds flock to the gateway of even,
Then no longer brook born,
But a way paved with morn,
Aye, a bright golden street to the city of heaven.”

Colorado Citizen, July 14, 1887
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