Oskaloosa, Mahaska co. IA
W.H. SHAW DEAD - Passed Away at Methodist Hospital, Des Moines.
William H. Shaw of Oskaloosa, aged 85 years, 8 months and 22 days, died at the Methodist Hospital at Des Moines at 11:00 o'clock Wednesday evening, June 23, 1926, the result of a fall and fracture of a hip at the home of a niece in Des Moines last Wednesday, June 16. He was taken to the hospital and appeared to be doing as well as the nature of the injury would permit until about noon yesterday when he suddenly lapsed into unconsciousness and could not be aroused. He passed away without recognizing friends or relatives. His condition had not been considered critical. Funeral will be held at the Wilcox-Garland Chapel at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, June 25, with interment in Forest Cemetery. Mr. Shaw was one of the few surviving members of Phil Kearney Post G.A.R. and a veteran who saw hard service in the civil war. His comrades will attend in a body and have a part in the funeral services. Deceased was a pioneer resident of Oskaloosa, and actively engaged in business here until a few years ago. One son, Ernest H. Shaw of the H.L. Spencer branch of the Western Grocer Company survives. He was a life long member of the Methodist Church and for many years served the congregation as treasurer.
[transcribed by J.D.P., February 2005]
Iowa Old Press