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Shaw, Asa A.


Age: 24, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/64, m/i 8/19/64, Pvt, Co. H, 7th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65

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Birth: 07/12/1840, Northfield, VT
Death: 04/17/1904

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 132718950


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/5/1891, VT; widow Delia M., 4/27/1904, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: 1890 - Living in Pomfret, VT


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Highland Cemetery, Woodstock, VT

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Asa Shaw, mention of whose death was made in last weeks’ paper, was born in Northfield, Vt., July 12,1840. He was the second child of a family of four born to Alonzo and Lucy Harrington Shaw. His early life was spent in Northfield with his parents.

Coming to Woodstock in 1861 he worked for his uncles, Michael and Gideon Shaw for a short period. Afterward he hired out to his brother-in-law, Wm. Pelton, where he made his home until he was married, with the exception of one year in the service, enlisting Aug. 19, 1864, in the 7th Vermont, Co. H., and was discharged July 14, 1865.

Mr. Shaw married Miss Delia Maxham March 13, 1871. The first nine years of his married life was spent at North Bridgewater, then he moved to Woodstock, from here he went on to the Chadel farm in South Pomfret, where their only child, Walter, died at the age of fourteen years. March 1893, he bought of Stephen Sanderson the place formerly owned by his uncle, Moses Shaw, where he was living at the time of his death.

Mr. Shaw has been a great but very patient sufferer from heart trouble for about twelve years and for the past nine months has been unable to do but little work. Always of a quiet retiring nature he made no ostentatious display of piety, yet he possessed the christian spirit and christian graces, endearing himself to all who knew him.

The funeral services were held at the home Wednesday, April 29. rev. Mr. Morrill paid fitting tributes to the memory of the departed as well as spoke words of comfort to the bereaved ones.

Mr. Shaw leaves a widow, one sister, Mrs. Emily Pelton of Everett, Mass., also a brother in Northfield, Vt., to mourn his loss. Interment was in the Daniels cemetery.

Mrs. Shaw wished to express here heartfelt thanks to her kind neighbors and friends, also to the G. A. R., and Relief Corps for their many kindnesses shown them during Mr. Shaw’s long and painful illness.

Source: Vermont Standard, April 28, 1904.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.