On to Peoria and Stark Counties, Illinois
Christophel2, Frederick1). Our family story moves from
On a genealogical trek to Manheim,
local eccentric, Stiegel provided that "in the month of June yearly forever hereafter the rent of One Red Rose (shall be paid) if the same shall be lawfully demanded."
A young Jacob Scholte or Schelle was baptized in this church
in 1828. He was born to Peter and Susanna Shollah on 5 APR 1828. Rosina Anna (later just Annie) Felker was
also baptized here along with a brother and a sister on
This "Scholte/Schelle" aberration above is, no doubt, due to a church transcriber who misread the handwritten version of "Scholla."
A second trip to Manheim, Lancaster Co., PA in June of 2002,
saw this descendant return to the
The 1860 federal census for Manheim, Rapho Township, Lancaster Co., PA, shows:
Jacob Shullaw (spelled correctly), age 32, farmer, personal estate of $1,000, born in PA
Ann, 34, born PA; Elizabeth, 8; Mary Ann, 6; Henry, 2; Andrew, two months; and
Susan Shollow, 62, domestic (and no doubt mother of Jacob), and Philip Felger, 28, farmer laborer (and probably brother of Ann), personal estate of $200.
Much is later confirmed in Jacob's own biographical sketch. Bureau,
JACOB SHULLAW --
The life of this gentleman, who is one of the leading farmers of
Mr. Shullaw was born in Manheim,
As his father was a day laborer and in limited circumstances, Mr. Shullaw began work at the early age of nine years, and, besides what was needed for his own support, his wages were applied to providing for the rest of the family. At the age of seventeen he began learning the shoemaker's trade, serving a three-year's apprenticeship, during which time he received only twelve dollars per year and had to support himself. However, he was allowed to work during harvest time to make extra money.
The others are as follows:
For fifteen years after his marriage, Mr. Shullaw continued
to work at the shoemaker's trade, during which time he was able to save some
capital, and then began farming on rented land. Subsequently he purchased a lot of
During the Civil War, Mr. Shullaw had one brother, John, in the Union army, and our subject helped to clear two townships of his native county of the draft, proposing the plan which was adopted and carried out in one of them. Originally he was a Whig in politics, casting his first vote for General Scott in 1852, four years after voted for John C. Fremont, the first republican candidate, later supported Ben Butler and General Weaver on the greenback ticket, and in the fall of 1896 voted for William J. Bryan and the free coinage of silver. He has taken quite an active and prominent part in local affairs, and has been called upon to serve in several official positions of honor and trust, being a school director for the long period of thirty years, justice of the peace for four years in
In the 1850 census for Rapho Township, Lancaster Co., Jacob
and Annie are listed in their own household with one infant son,
In the 1860 census for Rapho township, Manheim, Lancaster
Co., we find Jacob, 32; Anne, 34; Elizabeth, 8; Mary Ann, 6; Henry, 2; Andrew,
two months; and Susan Shullaw (Snyder), 62, (Jacob's aunt); and Phillip Felger,
28 (Annie's brother). But little
In the 1870 census the family has moved to Hallock township,
Peoria Co., IL, and consists of Jacob and Annie and their eight living children:
Lizzie, 15; Mary, 13; Henry, 12; Andrew, 10; Sarah, 9; Abraham, 7; William, 4; and
(Benjamin) Franklin, 3. Frank was the
only child born in
Abraham Lincoln, who was mentioned in the biographical
sketch, as well as the 1870 and the 1880 censuses, was not remembered by the descendents,
his existence being a total surprise.
His disappearance from family recollection is a mystery and a great deal
of effort has been expended to find out something about his death in
In his obituary, Jacob is described by his grandson Roy Shullaw:
"During his lifetime, he always took a deep interest in political and national affairs, truly patriotic and always faithful in the performance of duty. He held numerous positions of honor and trust in his township and by his honesty and integrity, merited the confidence and respect of his neighbors and friends. He was to a certain extent, one of our pioneers and partook largely of their hospitable characteristics.
He was a great reader and adept in historical research, and was remarkably well posted in matters of public interest. He had a natural philosophic mind, and in his analysis of important subjects, always worked from the foundation upwards, that he might be sure of his footing, and in a conclusion once reached, he was as firm as adamant. Mr. Shullaw was a good neighbor, a good friend, and his death is a great loss to the community where he lived.
On Sunday 23 MAY the funeral services were conducted from the home by Rev. Mr. Martin of LaPrairie. The sermon was impressive and consoling to the bereaved. The children of the deceased were all present. A large concourse of people was present to pay their tribute of respect to the memory of their friend and neighbor. At the close of the services, the remains were consigned to their last resting place, in Lawn Ridge cemetery.
Jacob is listed as a justice of the peace for
At the time of his death
Wife Annie went to live with her daughter in
Rosina Felker Shullaw
Rosanna Felker was born in Manheim PA,
On 8 DEC 1848, she was united in marriage to Jacob Shullaw, also
of Manheim. He preceded her to the other
world a little over a year ago. For fifteen
years after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Shullaw lived in
An unidentified photograph of Annie and Jacob Shullaw was discovered in the scrapbooks kept by grandson Roy Shullaw. Copies were made of the picture and sent to various living relatives. A note came back from Marly Porter soon after:
"Just returned from
More information on the Felker family can be found in Appendix ___.
Jacob and Annie had the following children:
a. Infant5. We actually have no idea as to when this child was born. Father Jacob's biographical sketch indicates that two children died in infancy. We knew about little Thomas Jefferson. This second child is a mystery.
born July 1850,
d. Mary Ann5,
e. Henry Clay5,
f. Andrew Jackson5,
h. Abraham Lincoln5,
i. William Sherman5, and
j. Benjamin Franklin5.
Christophel2, Frederick1) is listed in the 1860 Rapho
Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, census as being eight years old. She was born
Frank Buk was the son of Paul and Catherine (Hisse) Buk of
Baden, Germany. Frank (Franz) immigrated
to American 12 DEC 1857 aboard Hann Bark Aristides, from
Their story is told by Granddaughter Florence Pierce Landuyt.
Frank Buk and Elizabeth (Shullaw) Buk
My grandmother was Elizabeth Shullaw Buk, the oldest girl of
Jacob Shullaw and Anna (Felker) Shullaw.
My grandma Elizabeth Shullaw Buk had six children, two boys and four girls. One girl died when she was quite young from a bad case of measles.
Uncle Edd (Lafayette) Buk, the oldest boy, had a tea and
coffee route with a horse and buggy going from house to house selling such
things as coffee, tea, spices, rice and flour.
He married a girl from
Uncle Immanuel married a girl named Ollie. He worked at the railroad car shops in
Grandpa Buk (Frank) was transferred to the railroad car
Aunt Katie who was younger, about 21 or 22, met and married
Floyd Blazer of DeSoto. They had four
children, Elmer, Warren, Robert and Dorothy.
Aunt Katie died young leaving Elmer, 11,
Aunt Cora was much younger, at that time about eight or nine years old.
Grandpa Buk (Frank) was transferred back to the railroad car
Grandma Buk (Elizabeth Shullaw Buk) bought a home next door to Uncle Edd where she lived till Aunt Cora married a young man up the street named Fred Brumme. They had four children, Elmer, Melvin, Freddie and Adell. Melvin died when he was 12 years old.
Grandma went to live with Aunt Cora when she could not live alone.
Mary Ann Shullaw5
Christophel2, Frederick1) is listed in 1860 Rapho twp.
Manheim, Lancaster Co., PA, census as six years old. She was born
Mary and her second husband, Charles Root, lived in
Charles was appointed administrator of his father-in-law's estate in 1909. He was also chosen as administrator of brother-in-law William Sherman's estate the following year.
Henry Clay Shullaw5
Christophel2, Frederick1) was born
Henry Shullaw, Long a Speer Resident, Passes Away
Mr. Henry C. Shullaw died at the home of his brother, A.J.
from Speer, IL., where he had lived practically all his life
with his parents, who had removed to
The funeral was conducted at the home
Andrew Jackson Shullaw5
Andrew Jackson5 (Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1). The Andrew Jackson Shullaw family was to prosper and multiply. There are many, many descendants along this line.
Settling primarily in Burlington, IA, with some branches later re-locating to Lincoln, NB, Andrew Jackson's family was first found in the St. Charles twp., St. Charles Co., (northwest of St. Louis), MO, census for 1900:
Andrew, b. 3 MAY 1863, age 36, married 15 years, blacksmith; Rosa, wife, b. 19 JUL 1870, age 29, five children; mother born in Illinois, father born in Pennsylvania; Anna, 14; Archie, 12; Arthur, 12; Bertha, 8; and, Lloyd, 5
The 1920 Census for
Andrew J., age 58, born
Andrew was born
Christophel2, Frederick1) was born in September, 1864 in
Lancaster county, PA; married Robert C. Stocks; and died
Robert and Sarah (Shullaw) Stocks were listed in the 1900
Valley twp., Stark Co., IL census: Robert, born March 1857 in Scotland, age 42,
married 17 years, citizenship: 1873; Sarah, born September 1864 in
Pennsylvania, age 35, two children, one living; Anna A. (Agnes), daughter, born
June 1887, age 13; and Charles Bishop, cousin, born June 1864 in
Sarah (Shullaw) Stocks:
Born 1864 in
Charles Bishop: born
The month of May, 1945, was a hard month for these three old people who had lived together for, at least, 45 years.
Abraham Lincoln Shullaw5
Abraham5 (Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) is listed in the 1870 Hallock Twp., Peoria Co., IL, census as being seven years old. Therefore, 1863 birth year would have been a good estimate. However, in 1870 and 1880 censuses, Abraham is listed between sister Sarah and brother William. Therefore, 1864 may be a better estimate.
In father Jacob's biographical sketch, it says that Abraham
died at age 22 years, in
Adair was the scene of the first successful train robbery in the American West when on July 21, 1873 the James-Younger Gang (led by Jesse James) took US $3,000 from the Rock Island Express after derailing it southwest of the town. The derailment killed the engineer. However, this has nothing to do with Abraham Lincoln Shullaw.
William Sherman Shullaw5
Christophel2, Frederick1) died at Valley twp. at the age
of 45 years. Cause of death was five days of peritonitis, contributory cause of
death, appendicitis, four days. He is
Sherm took over the family farm after his father Jacob's death. After his own death, his family had to sell the property because, according to granddaughter Marly Porter, his widow could not pay off the heirs.
Obituary at time of death:
William Sherman Shullaw
William Sherman Shullaw, son of Jacob and Annie Shullaw, was
born in Lancaster Co., PA 3 APR 1865, and departed this life at the old
homestead in Valley twp., Stark Co.,
Thursday, 4 AUG, Mr. Shullaw was taken suddenly ill and in spite of the services of three doctors and a trained nurse and the care of a devoted wife, together with a strong determination not to give up, the end came as a welcome release from pain, and thus passed from our midst a man with a good word for all, and one who was ever ready to help a brother or neighbor in sickness or distress.
But it will be in his home that the aching void can never be filled, for there he was at this best. His home life was ideal for he loved his home and the old homestead was very dear to him.
The funeral, which was very largely attended, was held at the house, Monday 15 AUG. The service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Martin.
Also related to the William Sherman family:
Jacob's son William Sherman had taken over the family farm – after the Cyclone. The Cyclone had come to Stark Co. in 1903. The Shullaws were mightily affected that Friday afternoon, 17 JUL. The home of William Shullaw, near the center of Valley twp., was perhaps the most badly devastated of any in the vicinity. The roof of the house was
carried away, and the house itself was lifted from its foundation and dropped 100 feet away. It was a story and a half frame structure, and the main part, which was blown off, was so badly twisted and racked that it was practically worthless. Only the floor and north wall of the kitchen remained on the foundation. The contents of the house were nearly all blown away or ruined.
William was driving home from town as the funnel-shaped cloud passed across his farm. He was an eye witness to the destruction of his home. The escape of his family was miraculous. His little boy saw the cloud approaching and called to his mother and little sister to run to the cellar.
The three had barely entered the cellar when the storm struck the house. The home of William's father, Jacob, standing about 300 feet to the north, was just outside the path of the storm and escaped -- but the roof was torn off the south side of the barn, many trees were broken, and considerable other damage was wrought. William Shullaw's loss was very severe. He had no tornado insurance.
One of the freaks of the cyclone was also reported at the Shullaw farm. Mrs. Shullaw had placed a brood of young chickens in an old dishpan and taken them into the kitchen to care for them, placing the pan on the floor. When the storm came up, the family sought refuge in the cellar and, although the house was blown away, leaving nothing but the floor standing on the foundation, the next morning the dishpan was found turned bottom side up and the chicks underneath it unharmed!
William and his wife Anna Marie were the parents of Marie Gladys and Sherman Earl. Marie Gladys was the mother of avid genealogist Marly Porter, from whom this news clipping was received.
Sherman Shullaw, 35, commercial salesman, mfg. oil company; age at first marriage 25;
Martha Shullaw, 30, wife, age at first marriage 20; Gladys, daughter, age 7; Dorene, daughter, age 5; Tillie, daughter, age 2; Elizabeth Frey, 18, sister-in-law; Ralph Guppy, lodger; Sam and Ann Wagler, lodgers.
Also in 1930 federal census for City of
Fred Schneider, 62; Anna Schneider, 64; Samuel SHULLAW, 39, stepson, working in oil refinery; and Leonard Applegate, 30, lodger.
Anna Schneider would be the widow of William Sherman Shullaw
above, re-married. But who is Samuel
Shullaw? He isn't brother Sherman,
listed elsewhere in
(Died 13 NOV 1937; buried 17 NOV)
Mrs. Anna M. Schneider, for many years a resident of Valley
twp., Stark Co., passed away Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Gladys M. Moeller, in Dayton, Ohio, who found her mother dead about 10 o'clock Sunday
morning. She was an aunt of George and
Roy Shullaw of
Mrs. Schneider, who had resided in
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Clinton Lee
Scott, pastor of the
Surviving are two children by the first marriage, Sherman E.
Benjamin Franklin Shullaw5
Christophel2, Frederick1). was the only child of Jacob and Annie Shullaw
who was born in
We follow Frank's life through news clippings from the Wyoming Post-Herald, kept by son Roy:
Frank Shullaw and family are preparing to leave
Frank Shullaw went to
Will Locate in
: Frank Shullaw Buys Interest
In Barber Shop There; To Leave This Week
Frank Shullaw has purchased a half interest in the Phoenix Hotel barber shop at Pontiac, IL, now operated by Elmo Knick, and with the latter will conduct the business, starting the first of next week.
Mr. Shullaw was the proprietor of a shop in that city about ten years ago and enjoys a wide acquaintance in that city and community, which no doubt will prove beneficial to the patronage of the new firm. Mr. Shullaw has conducted a barber business in this city for a period dating back thirty years, but during the past year has been employed at the shop conducted by his son, George.
When Frank Shullaw went home just before Monday evening, he was surprised to find a number of men in possession of his house. They were not bailiffs but neighbors who in some mysterious way had learned that it was his birthday and who were invited to partake of an elegant four course dinner in honor of the occasion. Mr. Shullaw soon recovered from the shock of the surprise and the company spent a very pleasant time just as friends and neighbors know so well how to do.
An unidentified "sister" of Frank Shullaw, who was actually sister-in-law Margaret Jackson Barler, is written up in undated Wyoming-Post Herald note:
-- While picking cherries, Monday, Mrs. Fred Barler, of Duncan, a sister of Frank Shullaw, met with a serious accident. The ladder on which she was standing broke and Mrs. Barler fell several feet to the ground, breaking her right ankle and fracturing one or two ribs in the left side. Medical aid was called and Mrs. Barler was made as comfortable as possible.
1930 Federal Census for
Frank Shullaw, one of
Mr. Shullaw spent the greater part of his life in
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Blanch Shullaw of
Frank Shullaw was born
Belle Jackson Shullaw
Although Sarah Belle Jackson was called "Belle",
she is listed as Isobel, age 3, child of George and Margaret Jackson in the 1870 census for
At the time of her death, Belle left infant son Raymond; three year old daughter Blanch; and four older boys, ages 5, 7, 9, and 12. Records uncovered by Marly Porter indicated that there had been a daughter named Bernice, as well. We know nothing more of this child and I do not have a copy of the record.
Five of her brothers served as pallbearers for Sarah Belle's funeral. She had been a member of the Congregational Church, a member of the mystic workers, and a highly respected member of the community, according to her death notice.
It is interesting to note that Sarah Belle tended to name her children after members of her own family of origin (especially that of her brother George), rather than after members of the Shullaw family.
Eldest son George Shullaw bears the name of Sarah's father
George, as well as her brother George Washington Jackson. Second son James Leroy is named for her
grandfather James Jackson, and later Sarah's brother George names his younger
son, Roy. Third son Melvin Nelson bears
the name of a young sibling named Nelson buried at the
Zara Ollo could very well be named for herself, Sarah. Daughter Blanch is obviously named for brother George's wife Blanch, and infant Raymond is named for George and Blanch's oldest son Ray -- a nice thing to do after the couple named one of their children after one of Sarah's.
Frank and Belle Shullaw’s descendants are listed in Appendices. We will follow their children in the pages to come.
1. George F.6,
2. James Leroy6,
3. Melvin Nelson6,
4. Zara Ollo6,
5. Blanch M.6,
6. Raymond V.6,
George F. Shullaw6
(Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1)
Barber Shops Consolidate
Hampton and Shullaw Will Operate
In Basement Room Under Bank
John Hampton and George Shullaw, proprietors of barber shops in this city, have formed a partnership, and beginning July 1st will jointly conduct a barber business in the basement room under the Scott, Walters and Rakestraw bank, now occupied by Mr. Hampton. The fixtures of the Shullaw shop, now located in the Swan building on William street, will be moved to the new location, and will provide equipment for a three-chair shop.
The room under the bank is ample in size, conveniently located, and should prove ideal in every way for such a business. It has recently been improved with the installation of two shower baths and has been completely redecorated. With the joint equipment of the two places it should make one of the most complete and up-to-date shops in this section.
Frank Shullaw, who for thirty years conducted a barber
1920 census, Wyoming, Stark Co., IL:
George E. Shullaw, 27, barber; Ella P. (Pauli), 35, wife,
(mother born in
Death certificate confirms that George F. and brother
Shullaw. George is
listed as a barber, of course, and is buried at St. Dominic's Cemetery,
George's middle initial is "F." Always it is "F." His middle name may be just "F.",
or it might be "
George and Ella Shullaw had two sons:
(a). James Harold7,
(b). Francis Edwin7.
James Harold Shullaw7
Harold7 (George F.6, Benjamin
Frankin5, Jacob4, Peter3,
Christophel2, Frederick1) was born 5 DEC 1916 at
Jean Marie Sullivan of
Jean died in 1991 after 49 years of marriage. A Requiem Mass
Harold and Jean were the parents of:
(1.) Richard K.8, born
Richard K. Shullaw8
(James Harold7, George F.6, Benjamin Frankin5,
Christophel2, Frederick1) was born
Richard first married Anna Reinerston of
Richard and Anna’s children are:
[a.] Andrea Marie9, born 31 DEC 1974; and
Francis Edwin Shullaw7
(James Harold6, Benjamin Frankin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2,
Frederick1) was born
Published at the time of his death in The Prairie Times,
Service for Francis E. Shullaw, 70, of
Memorial may be made to the church or American Cancer
Society. He died
He retired in 1981 after spending his entire working career
as a barber. He owned and operated shops in downtown
Mr. Shullaw earlier worked for his father, a barber, in
He retired with the rank of SH-1 in October 1972 after
serving 30 years with the Naval Reserve.
He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving in the South Pacific. During the Korean Conflict, he served as a
corpsman in the Marine Corps. He was
named "Sailor of the Year" in 1957 by the Naval Reserve Division
He was a member of Barbers Union Local 113. He was a volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program, and in earlier years was active with Boy Scouts.
Survivors include the widow; a son, Steven G.,
Francis and Elinor were the parents of:
G.8, born about 1947. The
following marriage certificate notice was published in the Iowa
City Press Citizen,
James Leroy Shullaw6
Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1) was born
Roy Shullaw was this writer’s grandfather. I will speak of him at length following the sections on his and George’s brothers and sisters (page 29).
Melvin Nelson Shullaw6
(Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1)
Melvin Nelson Shullaw married first Esther Ellsworth of
Melvin was a bartender by trade, quite handsome, although bald at an early age (like most Shullaw men). He was not close to his daughters, but they did live with him during Eileen's freshman year of high school.
Melvin's death certificate, obtained in 1994, indicates that
at the time of death, he was a bottler with a brewing company and had lived in
the town of
Melvin had re-married.
Sadie Shullaw was listed as wife and informant. The couple lived at 545 and
Melvin was 57 years of age at the time of his death and had
been attended by his physician from 1948-1954. Cause of death was listed as
acute neuro circulatory collapse, due to acute coronary occlusion, due to
arterosclerotic heart disease (duration
15 months). The document also indicated that Melvin suffered from chronic
hepatic, alcoholic cirrhosis for seven years.
Melvin was buried at
the Neakes Mortuary,
The certificate stated that Melvin had served in World War II.
Melvin and Esther were the parents of:
(a.) Marion Eileen7,
[l.] Lezlie Diane8,
[a.]. Patrick Robert9, born 1968.
[2.] Robin Suzette8,
[b.] Michael9, and
[3.] Renee’ Frances8,
(b.) Dorothy Ann7,
[2.] Richard Deheart8, born
Zara Ollo Shullaw6
(Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1)
Zara Ollo, more commonly known as Shike, married Mae B.
Zara's birth is registered at the Toulon, Stark Co., courthouse. A family photograph shows that young Zara was blonde and probably blued-eyed -- the fairest child among a family of four dark-eyed, dark-haired brothers, and one dark-eyed, dark-haired sister.
Clipping saved by brother Roy: "Frank Shullaw's home is minus two sons,
George having gone, on Monday, to spend the summer with an uncle at
Kempton. Zara left the same day for
In the 1920 census for Wyoming, Stark Co., IL, Zara is listed in father Frank Shullaw's household as 20 years old and working as a salesman in a grocery store.
Another news clipping among those saved by brother Roy: Zara Shullaw, who is employed by a foundation company at Phoenix, AZ, in a letter to his father, B.F. Shullaw, of this city, states that he was injured in an accident a week ago, when the ligaments in his shoulder and arm were badly torn, rending the arm useless for several weeks to come.
“The company for which Zara is working, was erecting a dam, and… (eligible)… the oil to the boilers in lifting the oil pipe to the tank, he slipped and fell on the platform of the truck to….”
Zara was listed in his father's 1936 obituary as living in
Zara O. Shullaw, 49 years, 2 months, and 3, days, died
His official residence was
I talked with my father Wayne Shullaw, 60, on
Zara Ollo was his uncle, brother of his father James Leroy (
One time when he came home, Uncle Shike told us about visiting a hobo camp on one of his adventures. Apparently, he saw a group of hoboes in a clearing cooking dinner. He asked if he could join them, and they said, "Sure, dig right in. There's plenty."
So old Uncle Shike sat down and reached in the pot and dug out a chicken leg. Another guy dug in and got a chicken leg, too. A while later, the hoboes told Shike to take some more, there was plenty. Sure enough, Shike got another chicken leg.
"You guys sure have a bunch of chicken here," Shike said. "Where'd you get 'em?"
The hoboes said there was a railroad track just over the hill with a couple boxcars full of chickens.
"That's great," Shike said, "But how come you have so many chicken legs?"
"Well, when you are in a hurry," they explained, "That's about all you can get through those little slats!"
Apparently, Uncle Shike and his nephews all enjoyed a good joke!
Blanch M. Shullaw6
(Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1)
Blanch, age 9, and her little brother Raymond, age 5, were
living with the Charles and Olive Foulk family in
Perhaps it is best to let Blanch tell her own story:
"I was middle aged before I ever heard the gospel and that God loved me so much that He allowed his son, Jesus Christ to die, on the cross for me, and that by accepting Jesus as my Savior and redeemer, my sins were forgiven. What a change came into my life. I was never the same.
"Marion Adams and I lived on the south side of
"Dolores is a sweet Christian girl and Marion and I
asked her to join us when moving north.
It was in her 80s that
"On 5 MAY, I celebrated my 86th birthday and while I walk with a cane because of arthritic knees, making walking not only painful but difficult yet my spirit remains happy and joyful as always because of Him who has blessed me day by day."
April 17, 1930 federal census for Chicago, Cook County, Illinois: 7250 Yates Avenue, 35 apartments in block 120: Marion Adams, 38, head of household, born Pennsylvania, father born New Jersey, mother born Northern Ireland, occupation: stenographer, electrical company; Blanche Shullaw, 29, partner, born Illinois, father born Illinois, mother born Illinois, occupation: stenographer, public utilities.
After "ever so many years" on the north side of Chicago, the building in which Blanch and Dolores lived was sold to the Presbyterians -- who turned it into condominiums for the elderly -- but the price was too high for Blanch and Dolores to afford. They were forced to re-locate.
In the fall of 1994, they moved to
Blanch M. Shullaw, 95, of
Surviving are a nephew, J. Harold of
Services are at Tuesday at Zwick-Sefton & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, with
Blanch M. Shullaw was born
Blanch was employed as a secretary for the People's Gas
Light & Coke Company in
Those who mourn her passing include a longtime friend and companion, Dolores Y. Carpenter, a nephew, J. Harold Shullaw, and several great nephews and great nieces in addition to many friends.
This writer's family Bible was a gift from "Auntie Bee" when she visited me once at college. It includes reproductions of many sketches and paintings by Rembrandt and it is where the births and deaths of the current generation are chronicled.
Beatrice6 (Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2, Frederick1). Marly Porter indicated in a letter that she had found reference to the birth of a Bernice Shullaw, daughter of Frank and Sarah Shullaw – but she did not give a date. No one in the immediate family had ever heard of Bernice.
In the 1993 obituary for Raymond Shullaw, he mentions being preceded in death by a sister, Bernice, who passed away as an infant.
James Leroy Shullaw6
Roy6 (Benjamin Franklin5, Jacob4, Peter3, Christophel2,
Frederick1). And now we return to Roy Shullaw, this writer’s
paternal grandfather. We have much to
Roy Shullaw Weds
Miss Dorothy Smith at
Roy Shullaw and Miss Dorothy Smith, of this city, were united
in marriage last evening at
at the Methodist parsonage in
Miss Smith is a charming young lady, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John W. Smith of this city, and is a graduate of the
The groom is the son of Frank Shullaw and is employed by J.E. McDonna in the Colonial confectionery store. He is also a graduate of the local high school.
The young couple will make their home for the present with
the bride's parents on
1920 census, Wyoming, Stark Co., IL: Roy Shullaw, 24, clerk,
general merchandise; Dorothy, 23, wife;
John R., 3, son; Wayne, one and four twelfths, son; J.W. Smith, 72, Dorothy's
father; (self b. West Virginia; father
b. Tennessee; and mother b.
Runs Down Timber Wolf
A number of wolves have been reported in this vicinity of late, and last Sunday Walter Scott, living southwest of this city, had a novel experience with one. He was driving home in his car, and at John Kinsella's corner, a gray timber wolf jumped out in front of his machine and started down the road ahead. He gave a chase with his auto, and had
almost overhauled the wolf when it attempted to leave the road near L.W. Cox's residence, the fender of the car striking it and rolling it over several times.
The wolf got up and made off into the woods. ROY SHULLAW and Clyde Cook, who were hunting on the Cox farm, tried to find the animal but were unable to locate it.
While out hunting last Wednesday afternoon with his brother
George, ROY SHULLAW was accidentally shot with a .22 caliber rifle, the ball
entering his left breast, striking a rib and lodging in the armpit. He was taken to
It seems that George, who was walking slightly in advance of his brother, sighted a rabbit sitting in a hole. Stooping on one knee, he attempted to cock his rifle, but his hands being numb with the cold, his thumb slipped from the hammer of the gun, exploding the cartridge. Just at this instant, Roy, who had noticed that his brother had stopped, stepped in range of the gun.
The accident could easily have been fatal,
Bitten by Tarantula
ROY SHULLAW, who is employed in the Faull grocery store, received the shock of his life Saturday, when he went to cut some bananas from a bunch hanging in the window of the store. As he reached for the bananas, a large tarantula leaped out of the bunch alighting on his hand and biting him on the third finger.
The tarantula, which is often found in banana bunches, is
usually stupefied by the cold and is inactive when out its if native clime, but
this one was particularly active, having no doubt been warmed by the sun which
had been shining through the plate glass window on its hiding place all
1923 – Won a Prize
Roy Shullaw Takes First
in Magazine Ad Critic Contest
ROY SHULLAW, linotype operator on the Post-Herald force, received a check Monday morning, in the sum of $15.00, accompanied by a letter advising that he had won first prize in an ad critic contest in which he had taken part last October.
In this contest, the entrants were required to select the
advertisement in the Top-Notch magazine which they thought was the most
effective, and to write a story in which they gave the reason for their
The prizes were awarded by the Street and Smith Advertising Corporation.
Death Takes Well Known Citizen Here
Employee of Post-Herald for Thirty-four Years,
Funeral is Held Monday Afternoon
Roy Shullaw, a well known and highly esteemed resident of Wyoming, died very suddenly at his home here early Saturday morning, death resulting from a heart attack.
Mr. Shullaw had been in his usual good health preceding his
death, having spent the day at his work in the Post Herald. His untimely passing, therefore, was received
Below will be found a most deserving sketch of Mr. Shullaw's
life, from the pen of a close friend and former associate of the deceased:
James Leroy Shullaw, son of B.F. and Sara Belle (
Without doubt one of the most satisfying events of his life was the realization of the success of his own three sons in their college careers, and the encouragement and help that he gave them will live with them always as a memory of fatherly interest and devotion.
Roy Shullaw enjoyed the rare privilege of having grown up in
the surroundings of a small community of the great
For many years
Aside from his devotion to his wife, his family and his
His loyalty and devotion to his work were outstanding, and his success in the various departments of the business was due to his innate characteristics of inquisitiveness and persistence.
He never gave up until he had mastered the problem at hand to its solution, and his pride in the success of the home town newspaper with which he was associated, and its printing plant and printing were as great as those of the publisher. He truly loved the craft.
Considerably more than half of his entire life span was spent in the work of helping to gather and disseminate the news of the joys and heartaches, the births, the marriages and the deaths of the people of the community which he knew as home. His devotion, his diligence and his love for his work and for his community have won for him a place of respect in the memory of his employers, associates and the hundreds who have had the privilege of his friendship and acquaintance.
With the well known "thirty" off the copy hook and the last proof read, corrected, and okayed, we close the forms on the final edition of the life of one who was a worthy member of the Fourth Estate.
Funeral services were held at the First Congregational Church. Rev. Thomas Walsch, pastor of First Methodist
church, officiated. Burial was in the
Bearers were Gerry D. Scott Sr. of Lacon; Elting Arganbright Jr., LaVirn Stisser, M.G. Humphrey, Clyde Meeske and Daniel Maher of Elmwood. Mrs. John T. Wead was soloist accompanied by Mrs. Howard Graves.
Roy and Dorothy, as we have learned, had three sons:
(a.) John Robert7,