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|John Ernest Shaw||see FAMILY TREE|
|Born: 14 May 1886 San Juan Del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico
|Married: 19 Oct 1912 Nevada County, CA
|Died: 1946 Monterrey, Mexico
|Buried: Rosario Cemetery, Monterrey, Mexico|
Jennie "Jane" Wray
Lucy Prescott Moore
|1. John Ernest "Jack" Shaw b, 17 Sep 1913|
|2. Lucy Moore Shaw b. 02 Apr 1915||
Lucy Moore Shaw
|3. Jane Shaw b. 1917|
|4. David Shaw b. 28 Jun 1918||
John was born in Mexico but his older brother, William, was born in Teeswater, Ontario, Canada and John carried a Canadian passport. His father was out working at the railroad camps a lot when he was growing up so he grew up mostly with his mother, Jane Wray, and his older brother, William, who later became a doctor in Mexico City and helped found the ABC Hospital.
|John went to Jr. College in Culver, Indiana graduating in 1908. The Roll Call Yearbook for 1908 lists him as "Jack" Shaw from Chihuahua, Mexico. Second Lieutenant Company D; First Lieutenant Black Horse Troop: Company D Foot Ball '07; Company D Track Team '08; Rife Association; Y. M. C. A. Business Course.||
First Lieutenant of Black Horse Troop
Full photo shown at right
Culver Military Institute
Roll Call Yearbook 2008
First Lieutenant J. E. Shaw of Black Horse Troop. He is in front row, 2nd from left.
From the records of his border crossings, he was 5' 9 " tall and had blue eyes. From a border crossing from Mexico to the US on July 10, 1942, John Ernest Shaw lists that he resided in the United States from 1893 to 1900 and from 1904 to 1908 and from 1912 to 1916 and from 1919 to 1920. In 1900 he was living with his father, David, in Detroit, Ward 4, Wayne, Michigan. His mother is not listed.