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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Shaw (1865-?)

Businessman, municipal official.

Born in England on 16 September 1866, son of Joseph Shaw (1834-1915) and Frances Draper (1835-?) and brother of William Robert Shaw, he came to Canada and was Reeve (1910) of the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead, served on the Beausejour Municipal Council, and was a founding member of the Brokenhead Agricultural Society. His Beausejour residence faced Park Avenue, just east of Third Street. On 23 June 1891, he married Sarah Annie Law (1872-1918) at Winnipeg and had five children: Joseph “Tarlton” Shaw (1896-1982) and Rosalee Elsie “Rose” Shaw (1900-?, wife of Albert Samuel Elliott), Frances Winnifred Shaw (1892-?, wife of William Black), Gertrude Alice “Gertie” Shaw (1896-?, wife of William Todd Turner), and Queenie Shaw (1893-1922, wife of Alfred William Pitt).

Sources:

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

They Stopped at a Good Place: A History of the Beausejour, Brokenhead, Garson and Tyndall Area of Manitoba - 1875-1981 by the Beausejour-Brokenhead Historical Committee, 1982.

FindAGrave, Beausejour Cemetery.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 7 June 2014

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