James Shaw was killed by the C. & A. limited Friday afternoon near Dellwood. The train crew were the only witnesses and at the inquest claimed that he crawled on the track in front of the train, too late for them to stop and it will always remain a mystery why he committed such an act. Mr. Shaw was a former resident of Lockport. His wife, who was formerly Miss Nellie Pemberton, died a number of years ago.
The funeral took place Sunday after noon from Adelmann's undertaking rooms, Rev. Courrier officiating. Burial in Lockport cemetery.
Mrs. Nellie Pemberton Shaw, wife of James H. Shaw, died at her home at Ninth and Jefferson streets, Lockport, Ill., Friday morning, Aug. 31, 1906, at 1:30 o'clock, aged 20 years.
Mrs. Shaw was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Pemberton and was born in Lockport, October 3, 1886. She resided here during her entire life and on last Christmas day united in marriage with James H. Shaw, of Joliet.
Mrs. Shaw was stricken with peritonitis five weeks ago and despite all that loving care and medical skill could do the disease triumphed over life.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home to the M.E. church, of which the decedent was a member. Impressive ceremonies were conducted by the pastor, Rev. R.H. Dolliver, and the body was laid to rest in Lockport cemetery.