Niagara County

1897 Biography - George E. Shaw

Shaw, George E., the present supervisor of Newfane, was born at Eagle Harbor, Orleans county, October 12, 1858, and is a son of David and Mary Shaw. David Shaw was born in Cayuga county, N. Y., in 1810, and came to Orleans county when a young man; he was a farmer in his younger days and later in life lived a retired life; he died at the age of eighty-three years. Mrs. Shaw was a native of Michigan and was of German descent; she now resides in the town of Albion, Orleans county. They have five children and all are now living: Emma Barrows, resides at Eagle Harbor; George E. ; Hattie, now Mrs. Cleaver, resides in the town of Albion; Charles D., a merchant at Olcott; and Kittie, now Mrs. Kimball, resides in the town of Albion. George E. Shaw received his education at Eagle Harbor, after which he clerked in a store at Waterport, where he remained one year, and clerked one year at Olcott. He then bought a stock of goods at Newfane Station and continued the business two years, then moved to Olcott, where he continued in business for eight years and then sold out to his brother and bought a farm at Newfane Station. In the spring of 1895 Mr. Shaw was elected supervisor of his town and was renominated and elected for the office in the spring of 1897. January 27, 1884, he married Jessie Gaskell (born June 3, 1862), and they have one daughter, Flossie May, born July 30, 1892. Mr. Shaw was postmaster at Olcott under Cleveland's first administration and at Newfane Station in 1883-84.

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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