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
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
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
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.