Robert's Canadian Attestation papers can be found on the Canadian National Archives site. His regimental number was 420788, and he was born on 13th April, 1891.
20, Cairnleith Street, Alyth, Perthshire
John Shaw, head, 50, grocer's vanman, b. Auchtergaven, Perthshire
Catherine Shaw, wife, 44, b. Rattray, Perthshire
Sarah Ann Shaw, daughter, 26, servant domestic, b. England
Alexander Shaw, son, 25, apprentice baker, b. England
John Shaw, son, 16, apprentice joiner, b. Mossend, Lanarkshire
Peter Shaw, son, 15, apprentice baker, b. Mossend
William Shaw, son, 13, scholar, b. Mossend
Jessie Shaw, daughter, 11, scholar, b. Mossend
Robert Shaw, son, 9, scholar, b. Mossend
Christina Shaw, daughter, 8, scholar, b. Mossend
Cale Buildings, Bellshill, Lanarkshire
John Shaw, head, 40, railway goods guard, b. Bankfoot, Perthshire
Catherine Shaw, wife, 34, b. Rattray
Sarah Ann Shaw, daughter, 16, message girl, b. Farrington, Lanarkshire
Alexander Shaw, son, 15, message boy, b. Farrington
John Shaw, son, 6, scholar, b. Bellshill
Peter Shaw, son, 5, scholar, b. Bellshill
William Shaw, son, 3, b. Bellshill
Jessie Shaw, daughter, 1, b. Bellshill
Kelvin, Glasgow Barony, Lanarkshire (there appears to be no address - Kelvin is a Registration District)
Alexander Shaw, head, 32, Engineman electric light, b. Bankfoot, Perthshire
John Shaw, brother, 30, railway breaksman, b. Bankfoot
Jessie Shaw, sister, 27, b. Bankfoot
James Shaw, brother, 20, house carpenter, b. Alyth
Jane Shaw, Niece, 8, scholar, b. England
Sarah Shaw, niece, 6, b. England
I think Catherine must have been John's second wife. I can find no trace of a Catherine Shaw prior to 1891 census. In 1881 there was a Catherine Petrie, from Blairgowrie, living at Camperdown Street, Monifieth, Angus. She is 24, and a cook for James K Prain, Comision Agent.
There is a John Shaw, born Scotland, in the 1871census for England. He is a Coachman domestic servant. On the page above him, and the previous page, there aer a lot of servants. Did they all work for Stephen B Guion, merchant and ship owner, b. New York, and living at Crompton Lane, Wavertree, Lancashire? On the census John Shaw is listed as being unmarried and living in Green Lane. Also in Green Lane is a Cotton Broker, Joseph B Morgan.
John was unmarried, but there were a lot of female servants in the area for him to choose a wife from.
It seems that Wavertree is in Liverpool. There were the following marriages in the area between 1871 and
John Shaw to either an Elizabeth Barnes or an Elizabeth Griffiths, June quarter 1871.
John Shaw to either Elizabeth Richardson or Mary Jane L Turnbull, September quarter 1872
John Hankin Shaw to either Isabella Chambers or Sarah Flenery, March quarter 1873
John Shaw to either Matila Long or Eliza Nicholson, March quarter 1874
Given that Jane was born in 1873, I think the marriage might have been one of the first two options, and, given naming traditions, was most probably Mary Jane L. Turnbull
There is a death of a Mary Jane Shaw in Liverpool, aged 33, September quarter, 1880.
In Alyth Graveyard
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