Thursday, June 7, 2012

Shaw, John L. 1867-1932 Edmeston Obituary

Shaw, John L. 1867-1932 Edmeston Obituary

Leading Edmeston Citizen Dies Wednesday Morning

John L. Shaw, Prominent in Business, and Fraternal Life,
Dies Wednesday—Funeral Saturday

Edmeston, Nov. 4---John L. Shaw, 65 years of age of Edmeston, one of the best known men in this section, both in business and fraternal life, passed away Wednesday morning after an illness of two months. His illness dates from August 27, when he was stricken. He was at Bassett hospital for four weeks, but was at home at the time of his death.
Mr. Shaw was connected with the first National Bank of Edmeston for 36 years, the last 15 years of service with that institution as cashier; and during his administration the present beautiful banking house was built.
Mr. Shaw was a 32nd degree Mason and was particularly active in Masonic circles. In 1904-1905 he was grand director of ceremonies in the Grand lodge of New York state, appointed by M. W. Charles Smith, then grand master. He held membership in Hillington chapter, R. A. M., Mohawk Valley consistory, Ziyara temple, Yahnundahsis Bodies A. A. S., past master of Farmers' lodge, No. 553, F. & A. M., Liederkranz club of Syracuse and Silver Lake Golf club of New Berlin.
Mr. Shaw is survived by his wife, Maude Davis Shaw, to whom the heartfelt sympathy of all who knew him is extended.
Funeral services will be held at his late residence Saturday at 3 p. m. Interment in Union cemetery.

Death of John L. Shaw, Esteemed Edmeston Resident

John L. Shaw, a long-time and esteemed resident of Edmeston, died at his home in that village at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning, aged 65 years. The funeral services will be held from the late home Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Dr. Weinhauer of the Baptist church in that village will officiate, and burial will be made in the family plot in Union cemetery there. The services at the grave will be in charge of the officers of Farmers' lodge, No. 553, F. & A. M., of Edmeston.
Mr. Shaw was formerly and for many years cashier of the First National bank of Edmeston, and had a wide acquaintance about this section of the state, and his circle of friends was equally wide. He retired from the bank about three years ago, and while he had planned to engage in the sale of securities he had not been particularly active most of the time since.
He had been in failing health for some time and only five weeks ago returned home from the Bassett Memorial hospital at Cooperstown, where he had been under the treatment of Dr. McKenzie. For weeks he had been paralyzed on one side, but upon his return seemed to improve for a short time. Later, he commenced to fail rapidly, and for the past week had lain in a state of coma. One diagnosis was that of tumor on the brain.
Mr. Shaw married Miss Maude Davis, also of Edmeston, and she is the only near surviving relative. He was for years prominent in the Masonic fraternity, being a member of the Royal Arch Masons at Morris, of the Cooperstown commandery, and of Zyra temple at Utica. He was also a member of the Baptist church at Edmeston. A man of fine character and principles,m his departure is deeply regretted by all who knew him.

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