BioA: Shaw, Mr./ Mrs. Charles (50th - 1926)

Transcriber: Crystal Wendt


Surnames: Shaw, Neis, Butterfield, Tucker,


----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 04/22/1926


Shaw, Mr./ Mrs. Charles (50th Wedding Anniv. - 15 April 1926)




On Thursday evening, April 15, occurred one of the happiest events of the year, when Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Shaw were pleasantly surprised at the home of their son, L. Shaw, in honor of their golden wedding. The home was beautifully decorated in gold and white and yellow jonquils.


A pleasant social evening was spent, a charivari being part of the program, after which a bounteous supper was served to nearly one hundred guests.


Numerous gifts and ten dollars in cash was received from friends in this vicinity, and also gifts from friends in Oregon. Their children and grandchildren presented them with sixty dollars in gold.

Those from away were: Mrs. E. Tucker and son Laverne, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Neis and son Devere, all of Lodi, Wis.; Mr. Tucker and his daughter-in-law and son, Gordon who were unable to attend the wedding came to spend the weekend. Tow other grandsons, Chas. Tucker and Shirley Neis also unable to attend, sent gifts and flowers.


Charles Shaw and Amanda Butterfield were married at Neillsville, April 15, 1876, and lived for a short time at the home of her father, Joseph Butterfield. Mr. Shaw had purchased eighty acres of land, and began clearing at once having four acres seeded to oats that spring. In the late summer he built a house on the land, and in September moved into his new home, which he has since developed into a beautiful farm.


Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Shaw, Linwood of Christie; Anna, Mrs. E. H. Tucker of Lodi; Mildred, Mrs. Albert Neis of Lodi; one child dying in infancy. They have six grandsons, Ray and Everett Shaw; Devere and Shirley Neis; Charles and Laverne Tucker and one great grandson, Gordon Tucker.


Mr. and Mrs. Shaw are in the best of health and still actively engaged in farming.


Bio: Additional Information for Charles Shaw
Contact: Carolynn Glidden

Charles Henry Shaw was born on 27 April 1853 in the Town of Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, the third child of Joseph Shaw and his wife Jane Courter. Research show that his parents were born and raised in Morris County, New Jersey and married there in the Town of Pequannock on April 28, 1847. Migration to Wisconsin occurred 1848. Accompanying Joseph and Jane (Courter) Shaw were her parents Cornelius and Elizabeth Courter, plus her brother James Courter and his wife Maria (Davenport) Courter and their two young sons, George and William. The father, Joseph Shaw enrolled on 31 August 1861 as a private in Co. B--8th Wisconsin Volunteers. He contracted Typhoid Fever during military service and died on 12 March 1862 near Sikestown, Missouri. Charles Henry Shaw and his 2 living siblings were completely orphaned when their mother died of peritonitis on November 24, 1869. At this time a guardian (Enos Eastman) was appointed to monitor the children and their estate until they reached 21 years of age. Charles, his brother Samuel, sister Annie, Uncle James Courter, and cousins George, Nels, and Mary Elizabeth Courter, left Sheboygan County and settled in Clark County in the 1870's.

Brother: Samuel Saren Shaw, b. 11 Dec. 1851

m. 9 Sep. 1885 to Effie Bell Ward

d. 22 Feb. 1922~ buried Neillsville Cem. Sister: Sally Ann Shaw [known as Annie]

b. 31 Aug. 1860

m. 12 Nov. 1878 to Conrad Krumrey

d. 26 Nov. 1890~ buried Neillsville Cem.

The following siblings were alive on 7 Nov. 1862, but were dead by 13 October 1866.

Brother: Cornelius Courter Shaw

b. 8 January 1848 Brother: James W. Shaw

b.20 August 1855 Brother: Sydney Smith Shaw

b. 2 November 1857



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