Walter Cole SHAW (1848-1921)
HOUSE, 56th General Assembly, 1909-11; representing Roane County, Republican. Born in South Boston, Mass., June 10, 1848; son of Reuben C. and Rebecca Pepper (SMITH) SHAW. Extent of schooling not determined. Married Dec. 15, 1867, at Farmland, Randolph County, Ind., to Eliza Jane Adeline MACY, of Farmland, daughter of David and Priscilla MACY; children--Nora Annette, Guy Everett, Orth William, John Sherman, and Rolla Coffeen. Came to Tennessee c. 1887 from Farmland, Ind., and settled at Harriman, Roane County; engaged in farming; operated a lumber mill; president Bank of Harriman. Appointed postmaster at Harriman, 1909. In Union army, enlisted in October, 1864, in 2nd Indiana Battery of Light Artillery; mustered out July 3, 1865. Member Society of Friends (Quaker); Free and Accepted Masons, 33rd Degree. Died at Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 28, 1921; buried in family plot at Farmland, Ind.
Sources: Information supplied by granddaughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Shaw Nufer, El Segundo, Calif.; Tenn. Public Acts, 1909.
From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County, Tennessee State Library and Archives.