You never know what you will find when searching newspapers for family obituaries! I was at my local library, Helen Warner Branch of Willard Library, searching for Battle Creek Enquirer news articles. I was looking for an obituary for my great grandmother, Hattie Fenn Glover. I didn't find Hattie's obituary, but I found her sister's, Estelle Fenn Shaw.
Mrs. Estelle Shaw Was Member of Prominent, Mother of Publisher.
Mrs. Estelle Shaw, member of a well known family of Jackson and sister of Mrs. Hattie Glover of Goguac lake, died at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.H. Rossman, in Jackson. Mrs. Shaw was the widow of the late James F. Shaw, who was a prominent shoe merchant of Jackson. She had been ill about two weeks according to the message received by her Battle Creek relatives.
Mrs. Shaw is survived by two children, the daughter at whose home she died and a son, Arch Wilkinson Shaw of Chicago, well known publisher. She is also survived by the sister, Mrs. Glover, who lives with her daughter, Mrs. Victor Tyson, 103 Lakefront, Goguac lake and two brothers, Tully D. Fenn of route five, Battle Creek and George Fenn of Hersey, Osceola county. Mrs. Shaw had often visited in Battle Creek.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 from the daughter's home in Jackson. All of the Battle Creek relatives will motor over to attend the service. Burial will be in Jackson cemetery.
Source: Obituary: Local Woman's Sister Succumbs in Jackson, Battle Creek Enquirer, Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, 15 July 1934, page 3; column 6.
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