WILLIAM W. SHAW, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Ellenboro; was born in Dubuque Co., Iowa, in 1843. He remained with his parents until their death; his father died in 1861, his mother in 1862. Enlisted in 1861, in Co. C, 9th Iowa V. I.; he served three years and three months; was in twenty-four battles; came home in 1864, lived in Dubuque County for one year, then went to Glen Haven, Grant Co., Wis., where he lived for twelve years and followed farming; then went to Ellenboro, where he has since lived. He was married the first time in 1865, to Sintha Smith, a daughter of Edward and Catharine Smith; had four children, Charles E., Mary L., Molisa J., Anna M.; his first wife died in 1875, and in the latter part of the same year he married Marilda Shaw, of Fennimore, a daughter of James and Margaret Shaw; had two children, William N., deceased, and Dora M. Has forty-one and a half acres of land, also a fine house and lot in Glen Haven.
This biography generously submitted by Roxanne Munns.