"John Shaw of Plymouth Plantation in Progress"

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  • ID: I000021
  • Name: HARRISON CLIFFORD SHAW , "HASSIE" 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 9 MAY 1889 in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: 28 FEB 1970 in Plymouth (Plymouth Nursing Home), Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA of "??", in his 80th year on a Saturday
  • Residence: Last residence ZIP: 02355 2
  • Social Security Number: 013-28-0266 2
  • Burial: 1970 Central Cemetery, Lot 6, Section A, Main St., Carver Center, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Event: Obituary 28 FEB 1970 Middleboro Gazette
  • Occupation: 28 OCT 1912 Egg Dealer
  • Reference Number: 21
  • ADDR: Pine City Road
    ?Brockton Avenue
    Carver (North)
    Massachusetts
    02355
    USA
  • Note:
    Harrison Clifford Shaw is about 6 feet 4 inches tall and is described as having the physical stature of the famous U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

    Harrison Clifford Shaw started his own food delivery service called H. C. Shaw and Sons in Middleborough, he is also a Baseball Fan and he and Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox Team are friends.

    Harrison delivered foods to numerous different restaurants in the Plymouth County and Cape Cod Areas, such as Swift Market, White Rabbit in Wareham, the Craigville Inn, and Peroni's Restaurant in the Boston area.

    One time "Hassy" had caught one of his employees stealing from his business, upon catching him Harrison became irate and grabbed this employee and stuffed him head first into a barrel filled with water. Another bystander who witnessed this incident had to pull this thief out of the barrel or he would have drowned.

    "Hassy" was a little upset when he had learned his parents were selling the cranberry bogs, he thought maybe after all his hard work he had put into them that his parents would "Will" the bogs to him when they passed away.

    "Hassy" delivered eggs all way to the Brockton Public Market 1 day a week in a old horse egg wagon. Bob later sold all the double tongue sleighs and the egg wagon. "Hassy" and Ken delivered all their left over surplus at Fanuel Hall and Cambridge stores, they never came home with left over merchandise. One day at a delivery a merchant gave Ken a large 5 dollar Silver Certificate bill for payment, Ken decided to save it and then later gave it to his grandson Kenny III, which he still keeps this sentimental 5 dollar bill in his possession to this day.

    One night possibly on New Years Eve sometime in the 1963 a 3 alarm fire broke out behind 224 Plymouth Street in East Middleborough. It is about 10 degrees outside and Bob had just put in a new furnace at the chicken plant and the wind is blowing 25-30 miles per hour and everything is freezing up. When the fire department got there flames were roaring away and the firemen had a very hard time putting out the fire, the firemen couldn't get enough water to it because of the weather conditions. Bob had just spent a fortune on the new furnace that he imported from Chicago, and he also had just purchased a new machine that automatically rubbed the feathers off the chickens to get them ready for the Markets. But now it is all gone, everything "burned flat", It was thought afterwards that the new furnace might have malfunctioned and caused the blaze.

    Middleborough Gazette: $22,000 Lost In First Major Fire of 1963, razed the H.C. Shaw and Son poultry plant early Tuesday morning, causing damage estimated at approximately $22,000. Fire fighters, at the scene shortly after a 4-1-3 alarm at 12:20 a.m., found the building blazing and fought the fire in bitter, 10-degree temperature. The Plymouth Street enterprise, virtually razed, was started some 50 years ago by Harrison C. Shaw. Fire razed the H. C. Shaw and Son Inc., poultry plant on Plympton street shortly after midnight Monday, causing damage estimated at approximately $22, 000 and making a nearly total ruin of the well-known local enterprise. Fire fighters called out on a 4-1-3 alarm at 12:20 a.m., battled the blaze in bitter ten-degree cold nearly six hours. Captain Walter H. Peterson and fire fighters with engines 1 and 3, forest fire truck and patrol car, laid two hose lines 1,000 feet to a hydrant on Route 44. They were joined by chief Walter H. Grant, who ordered more help through a box 16 alarm at 1:20 a.m., and fire fighters from South Middleborough with engine 6. Flames were raising from the roof of the structure when the fire was discovered by Mrs. Clinton Norton, of 1857 Plymouth Street. Mr Norton and his son-in-law, Peter Murphy removed two trucks parked nearby but were unable to approach the building. Kenneth Shaw, of Carmel Street, co-owner of the business with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison C. Shaw, told chief Grant he left the building Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw are spending the winter in Florida. The business, which once included the complete processing of poultry, was started by Mr. Shaw some 50 years ago. In recent years, poultry already processed, has been cut up there and the business has included chickens for wholesale and retail outlets. The plant employs four persons during the slack season in the winter and an additional two in the summer. Damage to the building was estimated at approximately $20,000 plus an estimated $12,000 equipment loss. Between 1,200 and 1,400 processed chickens were in the building at the time the fire broke out and were lost. Chief Grant, who, with Lt. Edward Shay, of the State Fire Marshal's office, inspected the ruins Wednesday, said the origin of the fire had not been determined. He reported difficulties attributed to the extreme cold, stating that hose and connection handling was hampered by the freezing temperature.

    "Hassy" and Nina Shaw had a trailer home with a one car garage in Saint Petersburg, Florida, they enjoyed playing shuffleboard. Their son Herbie was in a home for epileptics near Southbridge, Massachusetts, Ken Shaw, Sr used to send him on a plane to and from Massachusetts and Florida. Ken Shaw, Sr remembers buying life insurance for a $1.00 at a automated machine located in the airport. When Harrison and Nina Shaw got to old to take care of themselves they came back to Massachusetts. They gave the little Dodge that they had owned to their grandson Ken Shaw, Jr, this car is in poor shape by the time Ken, Jr got it, but he accepted the gift anyway.


    The night Harrison died it was snowing "blizzard conditions", this night Harrison's grand daughter Marilyn Shaw had an automobile accident somewhere on Route 2 in Concord, MA. The Volkswagon Bug she was driving spun out of control and crashed. Ken Shaw Sr went with his mother Nina over to see Harrison at the nursing home sometime that afternoon. The Doctor said "Hassy" wouldn't make through the night then Nina cryed a little and her son Ken Shaw, Sr took her home. Ken, Sr said at about about 10 p.m. that night "Hassy" turned black and died shortly after, later Ken, Sr received a phone call after they all arrived home to let him know his father passed.

    Middleboro Gazette Memorial Obituary:

    HARRISON C. SHAW, 80, of Pine
    City Road, North Carver, died Sat-
    urday, Feb. 28, at the Plymouth
    Nursing Home, where he had been
    a patient for four years.
    Born in Middleboro, the son of
    Erastus B. and Annie E. ( Murphy)
    Shaw, he resided here most of his
    life. He was a resident of Carver
    for 10 years.
    He started the H. C. Shaw Inc.
    Wholesale Poultry and Egg Co., in
    1906, retiring in 1953, He was a
    member of the Congregational
    Church By the Sea, St. Peters-
    burg, Fla., and a member of the
    Men's Club of the church. He was
    also a member of the Middleboro
    Chapter of A. A. R. P. since it was
    first organized.
    He is survived by his wife, Nina
    (Blake) Shaw; three sons, Herbert
    C. of North Carver, Robert H. of
    Carver, and Kenneth L. of Middle-
    boro; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara
    Wood of Middleboro; a sister,
    Mrs. Frank Vaughan of Portland,
    Me.; nine grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held Tues-
    day from Egger Funeral Home
    with Rev. Manfred Kohl of First
    Congregational Church officiating.
    Interment was in Central Cem-
    etery, Carver.
    -----------------------




    Father: ERASTUS BARTLETT SHAW , "RACK" b: 9 SEP 1854 in Carver, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
    Mother: EMMA ANNIE MURPHY , REAGION\REGAN b: ABT 14 FEB 1861 in of Manchester, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Marriage 1 NINA GERTRUDE BLAKE b: 10 JUL 1891 in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
    • Married: 28 JAN 1912 in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
    Children
    1. Has No Children Herbert Clifford Shaw , "Herbie" b: 28 OCT 1912 in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
    2. Has No Children Inez Adelaide Shaw , "infant" b: 18 MAY 1915 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
    3. Has No Children Alice M. Shaw , "infant" b: 1916
    4. Has Children Robert Henry Shaw , "Bob" b: 10 SEP 1918 in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
    5. Has Children Living SHAW
    6. Has Children Living Shaw
    7. Has No Children Living Shaw

    Sources:
    1. Title: !!"John Shaw of Plymouth Plantation in Progress"
      Author: Kenneth Linwood Shaw, III
      Publication: A collection of compiled pedigrees & data from books, bibles, town vital records, grave yards and people through out the United States of America and Canada (Copyright 2001-2011, data first posted o n the www 11th October 2001)
      Note: Please E-mail your John Shaw family line to us at <kenshaw68@christian.net> or US Mail address: 37 Taunton Green, Post Office Box 1016, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts 02780

      Not all of this research is mine, I have not documented all of it and there are mistakes that I am working on. Please use my database as a guide to point you in a research direction.

      Thank You
      Ken Shaw, III
      Repository:
      Media: Electronic
      Text: Date of Import: Feb 9, 2001
    2. Title: United States of America Social Security Master Death Index
      Author: Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213
      Publication: USA Government
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Note: Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 14, 2001, Internal Ref. #1.112.6.75696.81
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