Sunday, March 30, 2014

47) John A. Shaw - Master - 1940

This is a work in process; the following information has been gathered so far:

John Albert Shaw (right)

Daily Record Obit:

John A. Shaw, 81, 911 East Spokane Street, died Sunday at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital. He was born in Ellensburg, April 7, 1893, a grandson of the John G. Olding family, one of the oldest pioneer families in the area.

As a young man he was a butter maker by trade and worked in a creamery in Enumclaw and later for the Alberta Creamery in Ellensburg which later became the Kittitas County Dairymen's Association.

He and Eva White were married at Vancouver in 1929. They started farming on the West Side that year and continued until retirement in 1960 when they moved to Ellensburg. He served in the merchant Marines.

He was a member of the following Masonic organizations: Ellensburg Lodge No. 39, F, and A.M. of which he was Master in 1940; Ellensburg Chapter No. 11, Royal Arch Masons; Walter F. Meier Council No. 22, Royal and Select Masters; Temple Commandery No. 5, Knights Templar; Puget Sound Lodge No. 5, Royal Ark Mariners; and Grace Chapter No. 105, Order of Eastern Star.

In addition to his wife, Shaw is survived by two sons, Howard of Sacramento, California and Albert of Redmond and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Evenson Chapel. The Masonic Lodge will officiate and burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery.

Ellensburg Daily Record, May 8, 1974

The picture at the top of this page is from the Washington Heritage website (also pictured is a Mr James Hanna).  That website had the following information about John A. Shaw:

John Shaw was born on April 7, 1893 in Ellensburg, Washington to Albert and Eva Olding Shaw. As a young man, John was a buttermaker for Alberta Creamery in Ellensburg. He was a Merchant Seaman aboard the S. S. Islip making trips all over the world. John and Eva Marie White in Vancouver, Washington on February 6, 1929. The couple farmed in the Thorp, Washington area until 1959 when they sold the farm and moved into Ellensburg. John died on May 5, 1974 at the age of 81 years.

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