BioA: Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. George (Golden - 1964)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Shaw, Wedekind, Schmid, Lowe, Musil


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 20, 1964


Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. George (Golden - 25 February 1964)


Mr. and Mrs. George Shaw of Neillsville will observe their golden wedding anniversary with an open house Saturday evening in the American Legion Memorial Hall.


The open house will be preceded by a dinner there at 6:30 p.m. for a few friends and relatives. Those who wish to extend their best wishes may do so during the evening hours.


The Shaws were married in Neillsville on February 25, 1914, in the parsonage of the Reformed Church, which was then located on the present site of the James A. Musil home on State Street. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. H. G. Schmid.


They have made their home in Neillsville throughout their married life.


Mr. Shaw was born in Oconomowoc 68 years ago, and came to Neillsville with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Shaw, when he was a boy of four.  His father is still living, and presently is in Sunset Nursing Home in Fairchild. He attended grade school and then started working with his father.  One of his early jobs was that of operating a steam engine owned by his father.  For most of his life, Mr. Shaw has worked in dairy plants of the area.  He continues to be active by assisting his son, Robert Shaw, as the need arises, doing maintenance work for the United Church, of which he is a member, and assisting with other work as he is called.


Mrs. Shaw is a native of Clark County. She was born Clara Wedekind in the Town of Grant, and attended school there.  She is widely known as a cook, and for several years worked on the lunch staff at Neillsville High School. At present she assists with the weekly preparation of the meal for the Kiwanis Club.


Asked the inevitable question, "What advice do you have for young people getting married today," the Shaws agreed that attitude is the most important single factor in making a marriage work. "They have to be determined to make it work," they asserted.  Both expressed the opinion that ‘easy divorces of today" are not helpful.


The Shaws have four living children and 12 grandchildren. The children are: Louis, manager of the Nelson Muffler Corporation plant at Black River Falls; Clarence of Milwaukee; Robert of Neillsville; and Mrs. Richard (Edna) Lowe of Kansas City, Mo. A son George Edward, died 25 years ago at the age of 11 ½.



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