Niagara County

1897 Biography - Charles D. Shaw

Shaw, Charles D., merchant at Olcott, was born in Orleans county, N. Y., April 16, 1865, a son of David and Mary Shaw, natives of New York. He received his early education at Eagle Harbor and finished at East Albion, after which he returned home and remained until 1892, when he came to Olcott and clerked for his brother one year, then bought him out and has since been engaged in the mercantile business for himself. He carries a stock of general merchandise of about $4,200. May 11, 1893, he married Rita (born May 24, 1871), adopted daughter of Sylvester Edick, and they have one son, Vettie, born February 12, 1894.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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