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
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
1180 he into
engaged inearly late
trade. He was also in Johannesburg in ,-ema,"kAbly strong man in many ways,
ente,-edbeing a Chur'ch.
days. Though a Mr. Shaw never life, but devoted himself to church life and leader of the Wesleyan 1"lethodi.stI
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).
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-
Verulam 'Du~dee, buried Pietermaritzburg W~sleyan Church Jbhannesburg by Rev. W. Hudson
TOEDI TH U Lll AN SMI TH
BORN DIED23nlnS99Dundee, buried Pietermaritzburg infant son. and
of this family.
FREDERICK BUSHBYBORN DIED MARRIED
12/10/1911 TO ELLA FRANCIS
Pie teT"mari tzburg
WHI TE Umtata: Pietermarit2burg
15/3/1883 18/11/1937 CHI WREN
fJOfiN pIED 16/9/1913 16/7/1938
JOYCE Pietermaritzburg Pjetermaritzburg
DULCIE EUZABETH 18/8/1915 Pietermar itzburglA.. .~ .
DIEDJEFFERSON BORN23/6/1918 1919 11 months'
was a partner of Pietermaritzbu~g
firm of a cousin I
and Shaw" Foss.
HORACE NUTTALL 16/3/1"8773l/10/1964 ,.. 26/3/1902 TO(1)
HERBERT Liverpool Ladysmi th
HORSLE Y (19~J'1
ANNI E I1AUD
BORN DIED I1ARRIED
23/12/1902 2/7/1988 8/4/1925
mar- it;:burg itzburg
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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