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Family history rearched by Dad and Annette

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THE

LATE

CHt:JRLES SHt:JW

Nat.al

Witness

27/11/1918

and widely known colonist passed 'away peacefully on ,-esidem:e 269 Monday in the person of Mr'. Char les Shaw a this Prince Alfred Street in' his 90th year. He w'as a na Uve of Alfon:i, Lincolnshire. He Ie ft the Old Country in the "Sovereign" and !~Hlded

A very old

at

the

Back

Beach

Durban,

the 'Per't

at

that

time

hp.inn i?

: ,,,,"r'

.

waste. he-was

1he deceased interested in

spent many yea,-s of' his l]fe r\t the growing of coffee and iugal.

VE'I",li,:III1. "'hr"',,,the I-Iagon

t

In

1180 he into

moved act,ive

to

I'laribburg public

and

Becamethe the

engaged inearly late

---,

trade. He was also in Johannesburg in ,-ema,"kAbly strong man in many ways,

ente,-edbeing a Chur'ch.

staunch.

member

days. Though a Mr. Shaw never life, but devoted himself to church life and leader of the Wesleyan 1"lethodi.stI

I'I

The Boshoff Strpp. \:. Wesleyan Hall was a gift from r'lr. Shaw to the church. His i.dfe predeceased him nearly three years ago~ He leaves seven children to mOLlrn his loss - Mrs. F. Reed (deeply inte,-es ted in YWCA world Mrs. Wilson Spilsl:;1ury of Harr ismith, I"lrs. S. Bath, Mrs. George MacGowan (daughters),. and Messf\s. A.J. Shaw and H.N. Shaw of Ladysmith, Mr. F .8. Shaw (par tner of Fo'ss and ShaltJ of the City) (sons), and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The burial took place at the Wesleyan ,t:emetery, the obsequies being conducted by the Rev. J. Pendlebury, assisted by the Rev. Dr.. John Smith. The c.hief mourners were his sons, Pemn Sha\lol and Henr"y Spilsbw-y (grandchildren) and Mr. -George MacGowan (son- in-Ia\loJ); n la'-ge number of wreaths were sent by: Grandchildren, Grea tgrandchild,-en, daughters I"lay, Ella and Fred, Gracie Fenn,' . I andHorace, Eva and family,. Arthur and Lottie etc. (a long lis t).

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SHAWCharles, the enigma! Despite having lived in 'Natal for' some 68 years, except for some photographs, and brief memories by his remaining dp.scendants, I have been unable to trace anything concrete concer-njng Charles' contribution as one of South Airica's pioneers. Not even his handwriting!Looking at the map, "Alford", where midway beb ,ArthUl-

COHEN

3/9/1900 16/7/1971

DurbanH.ilkres t.

..

: I

was a

a

fan"ier

and' member

blac:l

THOt1AS PERCY

BORN DIEDMARRIED

13/3/1872 14/4/1904

Verulam 'Du~dee, buried Pietermaritzburg W~sleyan Church Jbhannesburg by Rev. W. Hudson

9/9/1896

TOEDI TH U Lll AN SMI TH

BORN DIED23nlnS99Dundee, buried Pietermaritzburg infant son. and

Nothing

is khown

of this family.

11

10)

FREDERICK BUSHBYBORN DIED MARRIED

.'

. 28/6/1874

11/4/1950

Pieterma

ritzburg

12/10/1911 TO ELLA FRANCIS

Pie teT"mari tzburg

WHI TE Umtata: Pietermarit2burg

BORN DIED

15/3/1883 18/11/1937 CHI WREN

(a)

fJOfiN pIED 16/9/1913 16/7/1938

ELlA

JOYCE Pietermaritzburg Pjetermaritzburg

(b) BORN

DULCIE EUZABETH 18/8/1915 Pietermar itzburglA.. .~ .

DIEDJEFFERSON BORN23/6/1918 1919 11 months'

BUSHBYPietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg,

D1ED

Fred Shaw"

Merchants

was a partner of Pietermaritzbu~g

in

the with

firm of a cousin I

"Fo!?s George

and Shaw" Foss.

Har'dv.lare

12

11) !JJlB!Y.

HORACE NUTTALL 16/3/1"8773l/10/1964 ,.. 26/3/1902 TO(1)

Balmain Ladysmith

(Verulam)

DIEDI1ARRIED

Pietermaritzburg

EVA

HERBERT Liverpool Ladysmi th

,BORN DIED

2/1/187530/6/1935

(2)

ROSE

HORSLE Y (19~J'1

CHI WREN

ANNI E I1AUD

BORN DIED I1ARRIED

23/12/1902 2/7/1988 8/4/1925

Pieter

mar- it;:burg itzburg

Pietermar-

TO EDWARD GEORGE COLE BORN DIED 3/9/1897 26/4/1956Hao" ismi th

(Edward Gporge 19/9/1926,Vent 28/5/1932, Colleen

Eva 'June 24/6/1929, Annett!? Dorothy (Jac:kie) 19/6/1934)

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