Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Photograph of Elderly Mary E. (Moore) Shaw (1823-1900) of Steuben, Maine

Identified by a Washington County, Maine, genealogist as Mary E. (Moore) Shaw (1823-1900) of Steuben, Maine.

Mary was the daughter of Robert Moore (1762-1853) and his second wife Abiah Deane (Hall) Waite Moore (1787-1867) and the widow of Francis Robert Gould Shaw (1818-1846), who was lost at sea while master of a bark sailing to Barbados.  

If losing her husband wasn't tragic enough, Mary also suffered the loss of her only child, son Robert Shaw (1845-1853) at the age of about 8, just a few years later.

As if losing her husband and only child weren't enough, Mary also outlived her parents, her sibling Charles Moore (-1849) and her older half siblings, Louisa (Moore) Ingalls (1788-1870) and Samuel Moore (1781-1880).  Loss of that magnitude is hard to fathom.

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