Shaw, William Frederick

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Shaw, William Frederick

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  • William Frederick Shaw
  • Dr. William Frederick Shaw
  • Dr. Wm. F. Shaw

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Dates of existence

1858-1922

History

Dr. William Frederick Shaw was born to Irish immigrants Charles Shaw (1819-1900, a clerk) and Mary Ann Soden Shaw (1827-1892) November 29, 1858 in Ottawa, Ontario. The sixth of ten children, Shaw became a physician and worked in the Village of Bracebridge, Ontario (circa 1881). He married Mary Eveline Nicol Ritchie (September 24, 1857 – February 17, 1882) in Toronto, Ontario on April 13, 1881. The Shaws lived in Bracebridge and on February 14, 1882, had a stillborn daughter. Three days later, Mary Shaw died due to complications of the birth.

By 1901, William Shaw was living in Bonfield, Ontario. He married Kate Wilson (born March 20, 1874) November 26, 1902 in Callander, Ontario and carried out his practice as a physician in the Callander area for the next 15 years. During this time, the Shaws lived in nearby Himsworth, Ontario and by 1911, adopted a daughter, Murial J. Guthier Shaw. In 1916, William Shaw became the Canadian National Railway (CNR) doctor and moved with his family to Capreol, Ontario. In 1918, Shaw petitioned for Capreol to be incorporated as a Town under the Municipal Act and subsequently became the Town of Capreol’s first mayor. In November 1919, Shaw and his family moved back to the Callander area to open a drug store but returned to Capreol in the fall of 1920, residing at 11 Young Street, Capreol, Ontario. Due to William Shaw’s ill health, the Shaw family went back to Callander in early 1922 and William Frederick Shaw passed away on February 27, 1922 in Himsworth, Ontario at the age of 63.

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Related entity

Town of Capreol (1918-2000)

Identifier of the related entity

051

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1918

Description of relationship

Dr. William Frederick Shaw was the first mayor of the Corporation of the Town of Capreol.

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051

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To learn more about Dr. William Shaw, see "Personal News of the Ottawa People," Ottawa Citizen, April 12, 1918, p. 9; "Capreol," Sudbury Star, November 26, 1919, p. 7; "Died," Ottawa Citizen, February 28, 1922, p. 6; "Late Dr. Wm. F. Shaw," Ottawa Citizen, February 28, 1922, p. 11 and "Capreol - Death of Dr. W.F. Shaw," Sudbury Star, March 1, 1922, p. 8

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