Catherine Shaw

 
The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
September 1, 1887, page 2
 
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A Tribute of Respect.

Leaves have their time to fall
And flowers to wither at the north wind’s breath
And stars to set, but all
Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death!

Mrs. Catherine Shaw is no more!  As she had a wide acquaintance and many friends, and was loved by all who knew her, her death demands more than a mere notice, and we feel satisfied that no one who knew her will fail to read and appreciate anything that may be said in honor of her.

Mrs. Shaw was born in Lawrence county, S. C., June the 20th, 1824, and moved to Georgia with her father’s family while a mere infant.  On the 3d of February, 1843, she married Mr. John G. Shaw, of Bartow county, Ga.  From this union were born eleven children, six of whom preceded her to the other world, the husband and six children still living.  Her death, though expected, has fallen like a pall over the entire community.  Among her many other good principles was the profound sympathy she had for suffering humanity; when any of her neighbors were sick, her presence seemed to do great good.  In 1849 she obtained a hope in Christ, soon thereafter attaching herself to the Baptist church, of which she remained a member till her death, which occurred Wednesday, Aug. 10th, 1887.

As a mother and wife, she was kind and thoughtful; as a neighbor, she was courteous, charitable and popular; as a friend, she was true and faithful; as a Christian, she was gentle, pious and pure.

While we submit to the decision of Him Who knoweth what is best, yet we feel that we have sustained a great loss in the removal of a kind friend, a faithful nurse, and a devoted Christian – but we are solaced by the thought that what is our loss is her eternal gain.  We tender our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family, pointing them to the same source of consolation which was the refuge of the departed.

Thy victory now is won,
Thou at thy ease sitt’st down,
Thy arduous work all is done,
For thou hast gained thy crown.

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September 15, 1887
Page 2.

Obituary.

Adairsville, Ga., Sept. 1, 1887.
Catherine Shaw, the wife of John G. Shaw, was born June 24th, 1824, and died August 10th, 1887.  Obtained a hope in the year 1849, joined the Baptist church in the year 1867 and has lived a consistent member ever since.  She was a devoted wife, a Christian mother and a charitable neighbor.  She was a member of the Ladies’ Aid Society at this place and her whole aim was to do her Master’s will. In her death the family lost a faithful mother, the husband an affectionate wife, the Church one of its strongest pillars.  --- A Friend.

 

 

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