WARREN SHAW GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Independence Daily Reporter, Monday, May 2, 1921, Pg. 6:
WARREN SHAW WAS A HERO OF THE CIVIL WAR
Wounded in Action While Serving His Country
Funeral Was Held This Afternoon
Warren Shaw died at 12:30 Saturday afternoon, at the age of 80 years at his home, 801 South 16th street, after an illness which began about ten years ago.
Mr. Shaw was born October 4, 1840, in Portage county, Ohio, and while a small boy moved to western Ohio. Then the war broke out with the south, Mr. Shaw joined the Union army, and was a member of Company F, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded in the right arm in action, which caused complete loss of the use of that arm.
Mr. Shaw was married in Ohio, and moved to Coffeyville, where he lived for twelve years. Five children were born three of whom are dead. Mrs. Shaw died nine or ten years ago. Besides tow sons, Carson Shaw of Chicago, and L. T. Shaw of Lincoln, Nebraska, his is survived by a brother, J. J. Shaw, of Ravana, Portage county, Ohio.
Mr. Shaw was a good husband, a good kind father, and a good citizen, and will be missed by a great many friends in Independence that he has made during his residence of twelve years here.
Funeral services were held at the Jackson Funeral parlors at 3:30 o’clock today, Rev. F. L. Pettit officiating. After the service by the minister, the G. A. R. took charge, but did not go to the cemetery on account of the weather. Many beautiful flowers bore evidence of the esteem in which he was held.
Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.