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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
William Shaw

   Services Thursday for Wm. Shaw Services will be held Thursday at 2 P.M. at the Hall funeral Home in Gladwin for William Shaw, 57, well-known Gladwin barber, who died suddenly at his home here Sunday following a heart attack. Gladwin business places will close from 1:45 P.M. to 3:15 for the services. Mr. Shaw's death Sunday came as a shock to the hundreds of folks throughout the county who have known and respected him during the more than 35 years he was engaged in the barber trade in Gladwin. He was in apparent good health Sunday morning and had planned to go out to Pratt's Lake to look over a 40 acre plot of land on which he has set out evergreens during the pas few years. At about 11 A.M. he returned to his home, however, and complained to Mrs. Shaw of shortness of breath. She immediately went to the Gladwin Hospital to summon Dr. K. D. Coulter. When she returned home less than five minutes later, he had passed away. Bill", as he was known to everyone, was a favorite with young folks as well as old. He had a way with youngsters; they loved him; and back in the days before rationing, a candy bar went with every hair-cut at Shaw's. He first started barbering here back in 1906 with Ross Huffman. He later was associated at different times with William White and Tom Moore in the barber trade here. In 1930 he opened his own shop in Gladwin with his sons Kenneth and Wilbur. Wilbur went to work for the Dow Chemical Company in Midland, but Kenneth has continued the association with his father in the barber shop. The son of Robert and Lucy Shaw, Bill was born in Mitchell, Ontario, on December 4, 1885. He came to this country in 1906 and settled in Gladwin. He was married to Harriet Carbeno, of Gladwin, on August 23, 1910. Surviving are Mrs. Shaw; two sons, Kenneth and Wilbur, of Gladwin; five grandchildren; two brothers John and Orben of Flint; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Wall and Mrs. Lola Brabyn, and Hazel, of Detroit; and Mrs. Mitchell, of Ontario. Bill was an active member of the Gladwin I O O F Lodge and Encampment. He was a member of the Gladwin County Rationing Board, and also served as a member of the Gladwin County Draft Board. He was always active in the affairs of the Gladwin County Fair Association and served several terms on the Board of Directors. The Rev. Perry Hoover, of the Beaverton Chruch of the Brethern, will officiate the services Thursday afternoon. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, Gladwin.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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