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36. Martha J. WOOD1 was born on 19 April 1861 in Crawford County, Arkansas.2,18,19,22 She died on 30 March 1941 at the age of 79 in Crawford County, Arkansas.2,22 She was buried in Woods Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas.

1900 Census. Jasper Twp, Crawford Co AR, Hh 108
J. E. Shaw, b. Jan 1855, age 45, married 19 years, b. MS, father b. AL, mother b. MS
Martha, wife, b. Apr 1861, age 39, has had 4 children, 3 are living. She was born in AR, father b. KY, mother b. MO
William N., son, b. May 1883, age 17. Virgie, dau, b. Jun 1887, age 13.
Phil, son, b. Sep 1896, age 4.

1910 Census. Jasper Twp, Crawford Co AR, Hh 96
living in the home of Ellis & Sarah Johnson
Marthar Shaw, head of household, age 48, widowed, has had 4 children, 3 living.
Virgie, dau, age 23, Phil, son, age 14.

1920 Census. Martha was rooming in a house in Van Buren; listed as age 56, widowed.

1940 Census. Jasper, Crawford, AR, Hh 146
William N. Shaw, 57 - all born AR and his family lived in the same house in 1935, farmer
Fannie, wife, 52
Mable, dau, 24. James, son, 22, truck driver, CCC. Earl, son, 20. Lucy, dau, 17. Marvin, son, 14
Martha, mother, 79, widow, lived in Van Buren in 1935

Martha and James Shaw are buried in the same cemetery as her parents - Wood Memorial at Uniontown.

Martha J. WOOD and James E. SHAW were married on 25 August 1881 in Crawford County, Arkansas.75 James E. SHAW was born on 4 January 1855.22 He died on 13 September 1909 at the age of 54 in Crawford County, Arkansas.22 He was buried in Woods Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas.

Martha J. WOOD and James E. SHAW had the following children:

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William Newton "Willie" SHAW.

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Virgie SHAW.

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Earl SHAW was born on 30 September 1890 in Crawford County, Arkansas. He died on 8 April 1899 at the age of 8 in Crawford County, Arkansas.

This child is buried in the Wood Memorial Cemetery, Uniontown along with other members of the Shaw & Wood families. He fits well in this place, but the grave marker does not city his parents. Martha did say in 1900 that she had had four children, three were living.

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iv.

Phil SHAW (private).