Biography of William H. Shaw
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

William H. Shaw, cashier of the Columbiana County Finance Company, East Liverpool, is an enterprising young business man and a veteran of the World War. He was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, June 26, 1892, and is the son of Thomas and Isabella (Moore) Shaw.

Thomas Shaw, deceased, spent his entire life in England and was a general farmer His wife resides in East Liverpool. They were the parents of seven children as follows: William H., the subject of this sketch; Herbert, served in the British Army during the World War, is deceased; Gertrude Mary, married Arthur Smith, who served with the Canadian. army during the World War, and they live in Toronto, Canada; Kate, married Arthur Ryan, lives in Halifax, Yorkshire, England; Harold, a chemist, at present located in South Africa; Lillie, lives with her mother; and Benjamin, lives in Toronto, Can.

William H. Shaw spent his boyhood in his native land, attended the public schools, and was graduated from Halifax Technical College, where he specialized in the study of textile designing. He came to this country at the age of 19 years and settled in East Liverpool, where he attended Ohio Valley Business College. He engaged in the pottery business for a short time and was later associated in the insurance business with the law firm of Brokaw, Brokaw and C. W. Hendershot. He was later connected with the Morning Tribune as a bookkeeper and since 1921 has held his present position as cashier of the Columbiana County Finance Company, which, under his management has shown splendid progress each year.

Mr. Shaw served during the World War, being located at Camp Sherman, Ohio. He was discharged in December, 1918.

In 1917 Mr. Shaw was united in marriage with Miss Evelyn Brown, of East Liverpool, the daughter of E. H. and Emily (Pursell) Brown, residents of this city. Mrs. Shaw died Jan. 10, 1925, leaving two sons: Harold Arthur, born in March, 1919; and William Herbert, Jr., born Dec. 4, 1924.

Mr. Shaw is a Republican, a member of the Episcopal Church and belongs to the American Legion, Lions Club, Sons of St. George, and Moose Lodge. He is well known in East Liverpool and has a wide circle of friends.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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