Etc. -- Ethel Shaw's 1901 obituary
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A lightly edited page 5 article in 11 Jul 1901 issue of the Waterford Star newspaper.

In Memoriam.

Ethel L. Shaw, the second daughter of Mr. D. K. Shaw of Townsend, died at the Memorial Hospital in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Thursday noon, 20 Jun 1901.

Typhoid fever was the immediate cause of death, her illness continuing only a few days longer than two weeks.

Of the young women in the immediate vicinity of Simcoe, perhaps none was so well known and so well loved as was Ethel Shaw. She was a popular student in the high school, and there, as elsewhere, her gentle manner and kindly bearing won for her innumerable friends.

Less than a year ago Miss Shaw felt herself urged to enter upon a life of more useful activity. The profession of a trained nurse appealed to her most strongly and in July 1900 she entered the training school at Niagara Falls, N.Y.

The work there demanded almost every minute of her waking hours. But her unbounded ambition to succeed sustained her for a time and her devotion won her many kind words.

Less than a month ago she was stricken by typhoid fever. Her constitution, weakened by overwork, was unable to withstand the terrible strain put upon it and the end soon came.

Her father and mother were near her when the end came.

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