Monday, August 31, 2009

Francis William Shaw 1892-1894

This entry is from the J.J. Watts collection. John J. Watts hailed from Warren, Maine and moved to the northern Ozarks of Missouri sometime after the Civil War. He was a circuit-riding Baptist Minister and his territory covered Phelps, Pulaski, and Texas Counties and parts of Maries and Dent Counties. He established a cemetery, Watt’s Lawn, which is located 1 mile West of J Highway, near the Pulaski County-Phelps County line. This collection covers 1878-1912.

Francis William, son of George M. and Lucy E. Shaw born in Phelps Co. June 20th 1892, died in Phelps Co. Nov. 28th 1894, at 2 p.m., aged 2 ys, 5 ms, and 8 ds. Singing, prayer and remarks at the Watts Lawn Cemetery by J.J. Watts, Nov. 29th 1894, at 4 p.m. Father, mother, 2 sis., grandfather and grandmother and step grandmother survive.

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