Who were the parents of Edgar R. Shaw of Musselshell Co., MT?
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|What we knew|
|Vital Statistics||Edgar was born January 18, 1889 somewhere in Ohio. He married Lottie Jackson in Musselshell Co., Montana in 1916.|
|Where we looked|
|The every-name index
for the 1900 census allowed us to search for Edgar without knowing the
name of the head of household or even the county where he lived.
Just one Edgar Shaw appeared in the 1900 index for Ohio. He was born in January of 1889 and lived in Perry, Wood Co., Ohio. His father was Samuel Shaw, born in England. Samuel and his wife had been married just 4 years in 1900 so she was not the mother of our Edgar.
|Edgar's WW I draft card gives his place of birth as Rising Sun, Ohio. This is in Wood county. His brother Freeman who appears with Edgar in 1900 and gives his birthplace as Fostoria, Ohio. This is in Seneca county.|
|The marriage records include Samuel Shaw and Amanda C. Miller marrying on Dec 13, 1884 in Seneca Co., Ohio|
|There is a Samuel Shaw of England living in Jackson Twp, Seneca Co., Ohio in 1880. He is living with a Miller family. No Amanda is in this family but there is an Amanda Miller on the previous page.|
|What we learned|
|Family Tree||We can feel confident that Samuel Shaw is the father of Edgar Shaw. Amanda Miller of Jackson Twp., Seneca Co., Ohio is a good candidate to be his mother. Additional research in Seneca and Wood counties, Ohio is recommended.|
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